Most motorists regularly check their engine oil levels and tire pressures, but the same cannot be said when it comes to brake fluid. Simply because it is one of the most neglected fluid in most vehicles. Proper vehicle maintenance includes caring for this essential fluid, but it’s easy to forget it exists.
Like oil, brake fluid loses its effectiveness over time. Brake fluids are hygroscopic, meaning they will absorb moisture when exposed to air. The main enemy of brake fluid is moisture and this can be easily absorbed through the brake lines or brake fluid reservoir. If left unchecked, this can lead to corrosion in the hydraulic system and other problems that will make the brakes less effective.
“The brakes are undeniably one of the most important parts of our vehicle. A perfectly working brake system helps prevent accidents and gets us where we need to go safely. That being said, it’s important to take care of our brakes regularly, and one of the elements to consider is using a high-quality brake fluid,” explained Tonyo Calado, AVP for sales and marketing of All-Inclusive Sales, Inc. (AIS, Inc.), the official distributor of Bendix brand of brake fluid products in the country.
Not all brake fluids are the same as Calado says that Bendix High Performance DOT 3 and DOT 4 Brake Fluids are high performing Polyglycol type fluids engineered to optimize braking performance for specific applications. Both Bendix’s DOT 3 and DOT 4 variants are suitable for hydraulic and conventional braking systems in automotive vehicles, meeting stringent Australian and United States specifications.
“What’s also noteworthy is that Bendix DOT 3 and DOT 4 Brake Fluids are safe when they come in contact with other components in the engine bay as they minimize corrosion of tinned iron, steel, aluminum, cast iron, brass and copper components, while being inert to both natural and synthetic rubber used in brake hoses, cups and seals,” said Calado.
He also notes that Bendix High Performance DOT 3 and DOT 4 Brake Fluid is suitable for both ABS and non-ABS disc and drum brakes and hydraulic clutch systems in cars, trucks, buses and motorcycles meeting Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. What’s even great is that it is now available in a handy and well-packaged 280 ml and 1 liter plastic bottles.
For more technical details about Bendix products, proceed to web link https://www.bendix.com.au/catalogue