Does Brake Fluid Go Bad?

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Vehicle brake rotor and caliper.

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Vehicle brake rotor and caliper.

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Here is the short answer: Yes, brake fluid can go bad. Brake fluid absorbs moisture, which reduces its performance. For that reason, it’s best practice to change brake fluid every two years. The AAA published a study, stating that brake fluid is the most often missed maintenance item by drivers. People rarely change their brake fluid

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