Your braking system must work smoothly and efficiently - this isn’t something we need to tell you. You know your braking system is comprised of various parts that have to work together, like the brake pads, brake lines, the brake cylinder and more. But, how often do you think about the brake fluid that is key to making sure all of these parts move smoothly together?
Brake fluid, otherwise known as hydraulic fluid, is designed to move the parts listed above, and then some, under high temperature and pressure. This enables your brakes to perform their job - to brake when you’re slowing or coming to a complete stop. Having clean brake fluid is pertinent to ensure the braking system works as it should. The team at Eastgate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram makes sure of this by providing a professional brake fluid exchange service.
Signs You Need a Brake Fluid Exchange
Our team goes into the sealed system it lives in and can determine its health by:
The fluid is no longer clear
Contaminated particles living in the fluid
There is a leak in the system the fluid lives in
Some more signs your brake fluid needs replaced include:
The brake light is on in your dashboard
A metal-squealing sound when you apply your brakes
Brake touches the floor when applied
You can hear your brakes almost scrapping when using them
You notice a fluid leak under your brakes
Maintenance Intervals for Brake Fluid Exchange
There isn’t always a set timeframe for this service. Your brake fluid lives in a sealed system which means it can typically last for a good chunk of miles before needing to be touched unless the seal is somehow broken by forces outside of just natural causes. Some manufacturers recommend once every 45,000 miles, others say once every three years regardless of how far you have driven. Our team of professionals at Eastgate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram recommends double-checking your owner’s manual first to see what they say.
Knowledgeable Technicians at Eastgate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
At Eastgate Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, all of our technicians are factory-trained and certified. This means they have high, in-depth knowledge of the care and service your car needs. When we work on your car, we use only genuine OEM parts and products to ensure your car is being restored to or exceed its original manufacturer standards.