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Is Your Brake Fluid Up To The Task?

Is Your Brake Fluid Up To The Task?

Redline Speed Worx would like to know if your brake fluid is up to the task of proper operation in summer heat, and mid summer track season?Why is Brake Fluid Service So Important you ask? There are a couple of common reasons to flush your brake fluid regularly contamination and age. Brake fluid is hydroscopic, it absorbs water, and water saturation decreases the boiling point of the fluid. Under hard braking a tremendous amount of heat is generated from the friction of the pad and rotor contact. This heat can cause your brake fluid to actually boil within your brake lines. When the brake fluid boils, it creates air pockets within your brake lines. This causes problems because air compresses under pressure(say from pushing down the brake pedal). This causes a mushy pedal and reduction in braking ability. Brake fluid is used in braking systems because it doe ... read more

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