Types of Brake Fluid - Know What You Need

A common mistake of car owners is that when their car needs brake fluid, all they need to do is run to the automotive store and grab a container of brake fluid. Every vehicle requires a certain type of brake fluid, but it goes beyond just knowing the make and model of vehicle you drive. At BMW of Southampton, you’ll get all the help you need in choosing what type and when your car needs brake fluid.

There are two types of brake fluid: silicon-based brake fluid and glycol-based brake fluid. Glycol-based brake fluid is generally used in vehicles with anti-lock brake systems (ABS). Silicone-based brake fluid only works for cars without ABS.

Beyond the basics, there are also different brands and types of brake fluid. Still uncertain? Stop at our Southampton service center and get all the info you need to make an informed decision on your vehicle.

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