Most automotive shops can safely boast by a large number of varieties of brake fluid. But how to make the right choice?
It is difficult to find the ideal balance between quality and price. It should be remembered that it all depends on the car, which relies defined brake fluid.
If you want to save there are cheap brands, but this is not the best option. Quality is always determined by the established rules and standards SAE J 1703, FMVSS 116, ISO 4925, FMVSS 116.
The selection is made after a similar analysis of all the parameters and price. There are several important criteria:
- The temperature of boiling – from 138 to 180 ° C;
- Corrosion resistance – the fluid should not corrode interacting with nozzles and brake parts.
- Kinematic viscosity – DOT 3, DOT 4, DOT 5, Dot 5.1.
- Absorption of moisture.
Brake fluid of different types does not mix, it absolutely can’t be mixed! Choose for yourself one brand and type, avoiding unforeseen situations and unnecessary problems. If you want to change the type of brake fluid, it is best to replace it completely, flushing the system and replacing all the liquid in it.