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The Dangers of Low Brake Fluid

Many people do not remember to check their vehicle’s fluid levels regularly. Instead, most garages check and refill fluids during oil changes and regular maintenance. If fluid levels drop, vehicles can become very dangerous to operate. In particular, no vehicle with low brake fluid should ever be allowed on the road. If your vehicle suffered a loss of brake function, resulting in an accident, damage to your brake line may be responsible.

The brakes in most automobiles are powered by small motorized pumps. By transmitting pressure through hydraulic brake fluid, the motors that power your brakes are able to squeeze the brake pads forcefully against a rotating wheel to create friction. It is that friction that brings your vehicle to a stop. If there is any loss of brake fluid, the brakes may be completely incapable of stopping the vehicle.

For that reason, brakes are designed to prevent the risk of brake fluid loss. Brake fluid lines tend to be well-protected, although it is still possible to damage them. Freak accidents can damage your brake fluid line, but it is also possible for inept or reckless mechanics to cause damage to it while doing other work. Regardless of the cause, a damaged brake line is a very dangerous problem.

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