What brake fluid Does & Why It's Important
So what does brake fluid actually do when you depress the brake pedal? To begin, a vacuum booster located behind the pedal amplifies the force generated by your foot. This increased force activates the master cylinder, which forces brake fluid into the brake lines under pressure. The harder you press the brake pedal, the more pressurized the fluid becomes, increasing the brakes’ stopping force.
The brake fluid then travels through the brake lines to each wheel’s caliper (or wheel cylinder on drum brakes). At that point, the pressurized fluid forces the brake pads against a spinning rotor. This works because liquids — including brake fluid — are incompressible, which means they can act as a solid force when compressed, despite their liquid nature. When the brake pads rub against the rotor, the friction slows and eventually stops the wheels.
All of this occurs in the blink of an eye, which is quite remarkable. However, if your brake fluid has deteriorated or is too low, your brakes will be less responsive — or, in the worst-case scenario, will not work at all. That is why it is critical to have your brake fluid checked on a regular basis.
Why is Using AMSOIL brake fluid good for your Vehicle?
Brake fluid is critical for your safety and the safety of your vehicle! Additionally, it is prudent to ensure that your brake fluid is not interfering with your safe driving habits.Visit your local Mechanic for a brake inspection! The technicians will inspect your brake fluid and other critical brake system components and make recommendations based on their findings. Make sure to purchase AMSOIL products and have them installed in your vehicle.
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AMSOIL DOT 3 & 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid maintains maximum ABS and traction-control performance. Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moisture contamination that can lead to a brake system failure.