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What Are the Symptoms of Low Brake Fluid?

What Are the Symptoms of Low Brake Fluid?

Although often neglected, your vehicle's brake fluid is very critical to the operation of your braking system. The brake system is hydraulic, meaning it relies on brake fluid to generate the pressure needed to decelerate or stop your car. Whenever you place your foot on the brake pedal, pressure from the brake fluid is generated to squeeze the brake pads, making your wheels stop turning. Any leakages or air in the brake fluid can significantly decrease the hydraulic power and make it challenging to get your vehicle to come to a complete stop.    If you are low on your brake fluid, you may notice one or more of the following signs:  Brake warning light illuminated on your dash Brake fluid appears low, discolored, or dirty Brake pedal feels spongy or mushy Vehicle has a longer stopping time than usual    As soon as you catch an issue with your brakes, it would be best if you immediately took it to an automotive professional. Driving with any of these s ... read more

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