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Brake fluid is the liquid inside the hydraulic system that stops your car. When you press on the brake pedal, the brake fluid in the closed system moves various parts to cause the brake pads to stop the wheels from turning. This is not like engine oil but it is a petroleum product. It can break down over time, but not nearly as fast as engine oil will. There is no set timetable for when it should be changed, and car manufacturers recommend different time frames for various vehicles. To make sure you brakes are taken care of properly, visit Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Cedar Creek in Gun Barrel City, TX. We are a short drive from Kaufman, Kemp, and Athens, TX.
Small particles of rubber or other materials from wear on the master cylinder and other parts can get into your fluid. Moisture can also get in there, and both of those things compromise the effectiveness of your brakes. Eventually, the brake fluid will get old too, and stop working as well. It is a good idea to have your brakes inspected at about 30,000 miles, or whatever your owners manual says, to make sure they are working properly. This is not to be confused with brake bleeding, which is getting the air bubbles out of your brake system. Both should be part of your brake maintenance schedule. Not getting your brake fluid replaced, or exchanged, is not as critical as regular oil for your engine, but it is still important. You could end up with brakes that are not working in a worst-case scenario. What is more likely is your brakes will work just a little less effectively each day until one day you won’t be able to stop in time. Getting the brakes flushed, and getting new fluid, will keep your brakes working well. it will also prevent other costly repairs that could become necessary if you neglect the fluid too long.
Elder Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Cedar Creek in Gun Barrel City, TX is a family-owned and operated business that believes in Community Involvement in an array of East Texas Charities. We also serve Kaufman, Kemp, and Athens, TX. We are also here to take care of automobiles. We are open on Saturdays, and you may use our online service scheduling tool. Our express lane service is also available for routine maintenance. While you wait in our comfortable customer waiting area, enjoy complimentary WiFi and complimentary coffee & beverages. The reason to trust the dealership is that we know your car better than anyone else. You can also rest assured knowing you are getting original manufacturers parts from our Genuine Mopar Parts Department.
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