Genuine Peugeot Brake Fluid
Brake fluid is a vital part of your car’s braking system. If it isn’t regularly changed, it can affect the braking system and the safety of your car.
Why Change your brake fluid?
Brake fluid is designed to have a high boiling point to withstand the high temperatures generated by the friction of braking. It’s also important that it doesn’t freeze in icy conditions.
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs water. As it absorbs moisture over time, the boiling point gradually lowers. If it reaches the point where the fluid boils during braking, compressible vapour forms in the braking system causing the pedal to feel “soft” or not work at all.
Water in the brake fluid will cause premature wear of the wheel cylinders and brake callipers. Failure to change your brake fluid regularly can result in costly repairs.
Brake fluid contamination is now such a big concern that all major vehicle manufacturers recommend that it is changed every two years.
Brake fluid deteriorates over time and must be changed regularly to ensure effective braking. Unfortunately, it’s still one of the most overlooked vehicle fluids.
Checking your brake fluid.
- Check the fluid level in the reservoir
- If it is below the MIN level (or if the brake warning light comes on), add brake fluid up to the MAX level.
- If your brake fluid needs topping up regularly, you should have your braking system checked by your local Peugeot Dealer, just in case, it has got a leak.
Note – if brake fluid is low, it may be an indication that the friction material may also be worn, and the brake fluid has displaced the brake pads or shoes.
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Peugeot recommends that your brake fluid is replaced every two years. Normally, this would happen at the same time as your vehicle’s scheduled service.