How Does Brake Fluid Help Your Vehicle Stop?

February 6th, 2018 by

When you push your foot to the brake pedal you trust that it will stop your vehicle in time to avoid hitting an obstacle thus keeping you and your family safe. But what exactly is making our brake stop your vehicle? That is why we here at Bill George’s Olathe Kia want to be sure that you understand the basics of brake fluid in your vehicle. Pushing the brake pedal increases the pressure in your break lines. These break lines then apply pressure to other brake components of your vehicle which contract the brake pads. This friction is what is actually slowing your vehicle down. If you are looking in your owner’s manual for the type of brake fluid that your vehicle requires know that it may also be listed under hydraulic fluid.

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