Everything You Need to Know About Brake Fluid

There are many reasons that you may need your vehicle serviced, such as changing the brake fluid. Brake fluid is an important part of your vehicle's overall braking system because it ensures all the components run properly. Brake fluid can also be referred to as hydraulic fluid, and without brake fluid, your vehicle wouldn't be able to stop when your foot engages the brake pedal. Read further to learn more about brake fluid and how often it needs to be changed.

There are two main types of brake fluid that are glycol-based and silicon-based. Vehicles with Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS) usually require glycol-based brake fluids, and vehicles without ABS will typically use silicon-based brake fluids. Many service technicians suggest that a vehicle's brake fluid be changed once a year or once every two years, but it is bests to look in your owner's handbook and follow the guidelines of the manufacturer when it comes to how often you should change the brake fluid.

If your vehicle's brake fluid is in need of a change, schedule an appointment at our service center at Hendrick Honda Hickory.

 

 

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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.

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