Your Brake Fluid: How It Works

Brake fluid runs through a line, but do you really know how it works? Not everyone does, and that's okay. But it is nice to know a few things about your vehicle so that when you're told that you need some maintenance done you can better understand your mechanic. It's also useful to know about basic brake maintenance so that you're ready to stay on top of your car's needs. To find out more, keep reading.

When you depress the brake pedal, you set about a mechanical chain reaction. The pedal depresses a caliper which in turn compresses the brake fluid. As the brake fluid is compressed in the line, this creates a pressure on your brakes which then press against the rotors which turn with the rest of the wheels. The frictions of the stationary brake against the turning rotors causes your wheels to stop spinning. Maintaining the quality of your brake fluid is vital to maintaining the efficacy of your brake system.

If you're interested in learning more about your brake system, come by our service center Ed Carroll Audi in Fort Collins, and we'll be happy to have a chat with you.

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