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Brake Fluid Exchange Service
Automotive Braking & the Value of New Brake Fluid
The vehicle system responsible for braking is relatively complex with several vital components working alongside each other generating the stopping force needed to slow down and stop as necessary. When you want to slow down to remain compliant with a school zone speed limit or stop immediately to prevent a collision on I-70, it is the braking system doing the tough job of generating the friction you need between the brake pads and rotors to slow down and stop. The blood of this entire braking process is a hydraulic liquid called Brake Fluid. However, Brake Fluid has one vital weakness – it absorbs water, becomes contaminated, and loses its ability to function as a hydraulic because the water boils into vapor and compresses inside the brake lines as you press the brake pedal. When brake fluid becomes water-contaminated and compressible, it no longer transfers stopping force as needed for peak performance and safety.
Symptoms of Contaminated Brake Fluid Needing Exchange Service
Brake Fluid is under constant pressure and exposed to contamination as it cycles through the master cylinder and the brake lines transferring stopping power. Although Brake Fluid usually lasts a long time, any contamination is a serious threat to the brake system’s performance. Here is a list of the most common symptoms associated with contaminated Brake Fluid:
Brake system warning light is on
Soft or hard brake pedal
Vibration during braking
Noises during braking
Pulling to one side during braking
Genuine Kia Brake Fluid Exchange Service
If you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms of contaminated brake fluid, we invite you to take advantage of the Brake Fluid Exchange Service at Briggs Kia of Topeka. When you bring your vehicle to us for service, every customer receives peace of mind that their service is being performed by a factory-trained Kia technician with an in-depth knowledge of your exact vehicle, its characteristics, and has completed countless Brake Fluid Exchange Services. Rest assured that at Briggs Kia, we have the expertise, training, and facility to get the job done right, on time, every time.