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Can My Brake Fluid Go Bad?

Can My Brake Fluid Go Bad?

The short answer to the question is: Yes! Brake fluid does go bad. Your brake fluid is held inside a sealed system, and most of the time, it will last you at least a couple of years. However, moisture in the surrounding air can seep into the lines and other brake system parts, or components can wear out and cause a fluid leak. Since your fluid likes to absorb water from the air, it will lower its boiling point and reduce its stopping capabilities. Furthermore, the moisture can also cause internal corrosion in brake lines, calipers, cylinders, and other components. This is why it is crucial to maintain your brake fluid by getting it flushed.   How Long Should Brake Fluid Last? Once it's in your vehicle, the longevity of brake fluid depends on various factors like the car, the fluid type, and the operating environment. For instance, cars driven in high humidity areas may need more frequent fluid changes or flushes as there's more moisture in the air. Likewise, race cars a ... read more