Question: What is power brake service and why do motorists need to have it done?
Imagine: you pour a tablespoon of water in your hand and throw it as hard as you can. Now, suppose you suck up a tablespoon of water into a syringe, push the plunger and squirt it out. Which would go further?
Of course it’s the water squirting out of the syringe. That’s because you pressurized the water. Your power brake system is kind of the same thing. When you step on the brake pedal, the master cylinder pressurizes brake fluid which actuates the brakes so you can stop. Vehicles who don’t have enough pressure – can’t stop.
A leak in your brake system would lessen – or even eliminate – your stopping power. Brake fluid attracts moisture which can cause harmful leak-inducing corrosion. So a great way for auto owners to keep their brake fluid free of contaminants is to change it as recommended.
Enough brake fluid is critical for the proper function of anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control systems. We’ll review your brake fluid level during a full-service oil change. If it’s low it may indicate that a thorough brake inspection is important. Low brake fluid is most frequently caused by worn brake pads.
Some of the signs of a leak are reduced stopping power and spongy or hard pedal feel. If you suspect a problem, come into Precision Auto Repair for a brake inspection right away.
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