Brake Fluid Service

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Give yourself a “brake” by going by CTG Express Lube and having the automotive experts take a look at your brakes. Automotive professionals agree that brake fluid should be changed regularly as part of normal routine service to your vehicle. CTG Express Lube recommends fresh brake fluid approximately every 2 years or 24,000 miles up to every 3 years or 36,ooo miles. Changing vehicle brake fluid is not typically included in a vehicle service so it is important to make sure your brake fluid is in good condition and replaced regularly to reduce the chances of brake failure. Brake fluid service at CTG Express Lube involves the testing and exchange of the liquid contained within the brake system on a vehicle.

The basic purpose of brake fluid is to transfer the movement of the brake pedal through various components or systems to activate the brake pads at the wheels hence stopping the vehicle. Not having brake fluid in your vehicle won’t destroy the brakes, but whatever you hit when the brakes don’t work probably will be destroyed. CTG Express Lube can help. CTG Express Lube uses Valvoline brake fluid that has a high dry boiling point which reduces the risk of fluid evaporation and possible brake failure. It is a low-moisture formula which provides excellent vapor lock protection for maximum braking performance, while also guarding against corrosion. The fluid operates under high temperatures and high pressure and, without it, your vehicle would not be able to stop when you push the brake pedal inside your vehicle. If you feel as though you have been neglecting your brake fluid, don't be too hard on yourself. There is a lot of information out there and at CTG Express Lube, they take the guesswork out of it.

One of the surest ways to know that your brake fluid either needs a change or needs a top-off is if your ABS light turns on. CTG Express Lube can assess the problem when you drop by. If you are having pedal problems when you brake, that is concerning and should be looked at by the professionals at CTG Express Lube. Strange noises or a burning smell when you touch the pedal could be an indication that brake fluid is needed. The experts at CTG Express Lube can test the brake pads to decide what the noise or smell is. Moisture can get in the braking system. That leads to rust, which leads to more nasty bits in your brake fluid. Not only that, but moisture can corrode the brake system’s internals, causing pistons to seize and metal brake pipes to rust. All this adds up to a brake system with dangerous conditions. A good rule is to have the specialist at CTG Express Lube do a diagnosis and replace the brake fluid every two years and get you back on the road safely.

Why is brake fluid important? Your vehicle has four brake rotors. These are what brake pads clamp down on to stop the vehicle. Brake fluid applies that pressure for you. This force is required to squeeze all four brake rotors and stop your car in mere seconds. Knowing how brake fluid works is important, but here are the 3 “P’s” for knowing when it’s time for a brake fluid change: Press-if you find yourself pressing the brake pedal all the way, or almost all the way, to the floor of your vehicle, you are likely low on brake fluid; Pump-if you are pressing the brake pedal two or more times to bring your car to a halt, you are, again, low on brake fluid; and Peek-is your dashboard brake light on or is there a leak under your car? Low brake fluid in the reservoir can point toward braking issues. Using the 3 “P’s” can help determine if you need to visit the experts at CTG Express Lube.

When else might you need a brake fluid check at CTG Express Lube? Trust your gut. If you suspect your brakes are not responding the way they should, take action. Braking is serious business. CTG Express Lube is in the business of certifying good braking performance. Brake fluid is engineered to last a long time but stay alert and look for clues. Give yourself a “brake” and go see the experts at CTG Express Lube.