Taxi-Mart stocks a wide range of quality brake fluid by leading manufacturer Silverhook. Whether you are seeking DOT 4 brake fluid, or any other specification, you will find what you are looking for right here.
Brake fluid plays a vital role in the braking system of a vehicle which is why it is imperative to be selective when choosing your brand. The job of brake fluid is to transfer the force created when you press the brake pedal directly onto the hub of the wheel. Heat is generated whilst braking, particularly if the braking is prolonged or heavy, and this can have an effect on the brake fluid, sometimes causing it to transform from liquid to vapour and in doing so making it ineffective. This makes the importance of the boiling point that your brake fluid can reach highly important in respect of efficient braking. If temperatures rise above the boiling point of your brake fluid then this could result in brake failure.
Brake fluid also acts as a lubricant and prevents corrosion; so it is clear to see how crucial this automotive component really is. Ensuring brake fluid is changed as per recommendations will prevent brake failure and maintain the boiling point of the fluid at a level that is safe.
So, DOT 3 brake fluid, DOT 4 brake fluid, DOT 5 brake fluid or DOT 5.1 brake fluid?
The Department of Transportation (DOT) classifies brake fluid in accordance with its boiling point and composition. The DOT references denote the specifications of all the brake fluids that are currently available. They refer to two tests: dry boiling point and wet boiling point. Whilst DOT 3 brake fluid, DOT 4 brake fluid and DOT 5.1 brake fluid are made from poly glycol components, DOT 5 brake fluid is silicone based.
Silicone based brake fluid delivers higher temperature performance over poly glycol, but it is not recommended for motor sport use. DOT 4 brake fluid is the mainstream choice; it replaced DOT 3 brake fluid and provides a considerably higher specification. DOT 5.1 brake fluid is higher specification still, however it is more suited to fast road and track use.
Here on the Taxi-Mart website we sell all specifications of brake fluid in a wide range of sizes. Click each individual item to learn more and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need assistance in selecting the right brake fluid for your particular needs.
All brake fluid listed on this page includes free delivery and despatch within 24 hours.