At Volvo Cars Sycamore we like for our drivers to be informed about basic car maintenance. Brake fluid is one of the fluids in your car or truck that must be checked often and replaced when necessary. Here is a quick look at the purpose of brake fluid.

Brake fluid is also known as hydraulic fluid. This type of fluid cannot be compressed. It is not affected by high temperatures. When you press the brake pedal the brake fluid is released and travels down a line to the brake system. This fluid creates pressure which causes the rotors to engage and the brake pads to stop the car's wheel from turning. It sounds complicated but everything happens in a split second.

We invite you to visit us at our dealership here in Sycamore, IL. We'll be happy to explain the purpose of brake fluid in more detail, and we can also service your brakes while you wait.

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