What is Brake Fluid?

Just like many other areas of your vehicle, the brakes have a lot of moving parts. Brake fluid helps lubricate those parts and prevent excessive wear while also helping apply pressure that slows your vehicle. Over time, brake fluid can become contaminated by moisture, dirt and other contaminants, when that occurs brake performance becomes compromised and it's time for a brake fluid exchange.

Signs that your vehicle needs a brake fluid replacement include:

  • The brake warning light is illuminated
  • Your vehicle takes a longer distance to stop
  • The brake pedal is slow to respond and feels spongy
  • Braking requires excessive pressure

If you are experiencing any of these problems, or if it's past the manufacturer's recommended time for brake fluid replacement, bring your vehicle to one of our auto service centers at Bergey's Auto Dealerships. Our technicians will perform a full inspection and recommend needed work.

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