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What are Signs of Low Brake Fluid?

What are Signs of Low Brake Fluid?

Did you know there are 6 million car accidents in the United States every year? That's over 16,000 per day. Many of these accidents may be prevented by proper routine maintenance, such as checking brake fluid. Brake fluid is one of the most important fluids in your vehicle. Without brake fluid, your brakes won't work properly. Basically, the brake fluid is what makes your vehicle's braking system function. The brake fluid flows through the brake lines and supplies the necessary force to stop your wheels from turning when you push the brake pedal. To stay safe on the road, always make sure that your vehicle has the proper amount of brake fluid. There are a few obvious signs that indicate your car is low on brake fluid. 1. Your Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) light turns on. Although some older cars don't have this feature, most modern vehicles have an ABS light on the dashboard to indicate that your brake fluid needs to be changed. 2. Your brakes feel firmer or softer ... read more