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Brake Fluid

Volkswagen Genuine Brake Fluid

Protection in extreme weather and under extreme pressure, more time until the next maintenance appointment: Our brake fluid has been developed alongside your brake system and is so much more than simply standard - it even sets its own: The VW standard, 501.14.

In a nutshell:

Protects materials.

Does not effect the seals. Prevents rusting of pipes and cylinders.

Excellent performance in the cold.

Ready for operation, even at temperatures as low as -40 °C.

Longer maintenance interval.

Extends the first maintenance interval of new Volkswagen to three years.



Brake fluid FAQ

What does the brake fluid do?

The brake fluid has to meet some high demands. It's the only way your car will stop.

Remains fluid, even in cold conditions:

Brake fluid can neither freeze nor become too viscous in cold conditions.

Absorbs moisture:

Brake fluid is hygroscopic: It absorbs water, thereby ensuring that no droplets develop in the brake system - the cause of rust and a reduced braking force.

Higher boiling point:

Brake fluid cannot boil, as this would result in the formation of steam bubbles that can be compressed. This would result in an incomplete transfer of the braking force to the brakes.

Why should the brake fluid be changed?

Brake fluid absorbs moisture. As a result, the amount of water in your brake system remains low. However, the amount in the brake fluid increases over time. If it's too high, the boiling point decreases, which may result in the formation of moisture bubbles. If you hit the brakes, these bubbles compress and the braking force is lost.

Can I change the brake fluid myself?

Your brakes must be in reliable working condition - for your safety and the safety of others. Therefore, only allow trained professionals to carry out any work on your brakes.

When is the time to change the brake fluid?

With a new Volkswagen, the brake fluid should be changed for the first time after three years - after that, we recommend changing it every two years.

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