Your vehicle's brakes are the most important safety features of your car as it helps you control speed and stop. Ignoring replacing worn-out brake pads and rotors can lead to major consequences, but failing to change the brake fluid is equally just as dangerous.
Checking the Brake Fluid
The Integrity Transmission & Auto Repair team will gladly inspect your brake fluid every time you come in for service. Checking your brake fluid is easy and doesn't have to be intimidating. The reservoir that holds the fluid is usually always see-through, so it is easy to check without opening the top. We don't recommend opening this container unless you're ready for a fluid change or flush because the air's moisture can corrupt the fluid.
How Often Should You Change the Brake Fluid
Every vehicle make and model has different specifications when it comes to brake fluid. How often you change the fluid can also be based on other factors like the car's condition and driving habits; most drivers generally change it every several years (max. five years). You can typically find the recommendations from your car's manufacturer in the owner's manual, alongside information on where to locate the brake fluid. You usually want to change your brake fluid if you notice a muddy color, burnt smell, or if it is shallow.
Get a Professional Brake Fluid Change in Cypress, CA
A brake fluid change should be left to professionals with the necessary knowledge and experience. This is because brake fluid can be very toxic and flammable. There are different types of brake fluid, so taking your car to a mechanic can stop you from mixing different ones.
You can prevent your car from hazardous situations by taking proper care of your brakes. We invite you to bring your vehicle to Integrity Transmission & Auto Repair for all your brake needs. Call us or schedule an appointment online today!