What you need to know:
- When the brakes are applied, the brake fluid transfers the force exerted on the pedal to the wheel brakes. By absorbing air humidity, brake fluid prevents condensation, and therefore corrosion.
- Nevertheless, the brake fluid’s water content must not rise above 3 percent, as water lowers its boiling point, which can lead to the formation of steam bubbles. If this occurs, the force exerted by applying the brakes fails to be transferred effectively.
- Genuine brake fluid is a special glycol-based composition that includes other components (e.g. corrosion inhibitors).
- Indications that the brake fluid’s functional performance is impaired include deteriorating braking performance (i.e. the need to apply greater force when braking), and the illumination of the cockpit warning light.
- Degraded brake fluid delays the braking response, extends stopping distances, and may entirely impair braking effectiveness (i.e. extremely high accident risk), and can promote corrosion in the brake system.
- Genuine brake fluid of Volkswagen AG is available in 250 ml, 1 l, 10 l, 30 l and 60 l containers.
Opt for the Genuine Part because:
- It is manufactured strictly according to VW standards, which set particularly high safety benchmarks that go beyond those of legislative requirements.
- It provides strong brake system performance in freezing temperatures as low as -40°C (-40°F).
- It is highly reliable and provides cornering stability by ensuring rapid pressure buildup times (i.e. low viscosity) and short reaction times by the electronic stabilization program even in very low ambient temperatures.
- Its wet boiling point is 10°C points (18°F points) higher (compared to standard DOT-4 products), thus providing greater operational reliability when water content increases and temperatures rise.
- It is backward compatible (i.e. mixable with our previous product).
- The product has been approved in accordance with VW TL 766 and meets VW Standard 501 14.