Most people have not heard of changing their brake fluid as most people conceive of their braking system as a closed one that never has anything coming into it or leaking out of it. This is not entirely the case. As brake pads wear out, air eventually gets into the system to make up for the space of the worn out pads. Over time, this can cause water to condense into the brake fluid as, unless you are in the desert, all air contains water.
Water will corrode brake components which is why it is a good idea to change your brake fluid every 30,000 miles or so. It may be a bit overprotective as some people have cars that have gone 150,000 miles on their original brake fluid without a problem – but why take the chance? Changing it every 30,000 miles insures that you will have a safe, secure and well working brake system. If you live in Essex, Burlington, South Burlington, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne and anywhere in the State of Vermont be sure to contact Handy’s Service Center for all your auto repair needs!