Brake Fluid Replacement
What is the purpose of a brake fluid? Brake fluid is responsible for moving the various components of your Toyota’s braking system and preventing corrosion within this system. Brake fluid operates under high temperatures and extremely high pressure. Without it, your vehicle would not be able to stop when you push your brake pedal.
How long does brake fluid last? Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs moisture over time—resulting in a lowered boiling point. This reduced boiling point can eventually reach levels that will have a negative impact on your braking ability.
How is this corrected? Performing a brake fluid replacement involves removing the existing brake fluid and moisture out of the brake system and replacing it with brand new, Toyota-approved brake fluid.
Is it time to schedule your brake fluid replacement? Toyota Canada recommends having your brake fluid removed and replaced with Toyota-approved brake fluid every 48,000 km. Having this service performed will ensure safe brake system performance and increase the lifespan of your brake system components.