Brake fluid is the lifeblood of your brake system, the substance that delivers the hydraulic pressure that applies the brakes. Unfortunately it’s often overlooked – as long as there are no leaks and the level in the master cylinder is OK, we don’t think about it. But brake fluid begins to deteriorate as soon as it’s poured into your brake system, and after a few years it can deteriorate to the point where it may no longer stop your car.

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      # sp15030
      Brake Anti Squeal Paste by Genuine®. When you’re low on oil, coolant or some other fluid, you may be tempted to just run down to the local auto parts chain store. But before you waste your time and gas only to find high prices and...
      OE quality fluids from top original equipment and aftermarket manufacturershe finest quality at a great price
      $2.69 - $2.79
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      # sp94741
      Brake Lubricants by Cyclo®. 32 oz. Super Heavy Duty formula. Great for cars and tow vehicles.
      Dissolves ice on contactYear-round protection for air brake systems
      $4.11 - $10.56
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      # 97670295
      Universal HD DOT 3 Brake Fluid by Champion Brands®. Brake Fluid DOT 3. CHAMPION BRANDS DOT 3 BRAKE FLUID meets or exceeds Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) No.116 (DOT 3) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J1703...
      Excellent thermal and chemical stabilityProvides corrosion and oxidation resistance
      $2.99 - $95.88
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      # 97670663
      Universal Synthetic Brake Fluid by Lucas Oil®. DOT 3, DOT 4. Lucas Brake Fluid is a high quality blend of polyethylene glycol ethers and additives which meet or exceed the industry minimum dry boiling point of 401'F. It meets the...
      Prevents seal hardening or softeningProtects against rust or corrosion
      $2.17 - $5.03
    • (3 reviews)
      # mpn358955787
      Universal DOT 5.1 Synthetic Brake Fluid by Motul USA®. 16.9 oz. 100% synthetic brake fluid on polyglycol basis for all types of hydraulic actuated brake and clutch systems in accordance with DOT 5.1, DOT 4 and DOT 3 manufacturers...
      Designed for all types of hydraulic actuated brake and clutch systems100% synthetic brake fluid on polyglycol basis
      $10.17
    • (3 reviews)
      # mpn358955801
      Universal DOT 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid RBF 660 by Motul USA®. 16.9 oz. Very high dry boiling point of 622F (328C) and a wet boiling point of 399F (204C). For all types of hydraulic brake and clutch actuators requiring non-silicone...
      Designed for all types of hydraulic actuated brake and clutch systems100% synthetic brake fluid on polyglycol basis
      $25.90
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      # 22885674
      Universal Ceramic Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant by Permatex®. A 100% synthetic formula, coupled with real ceramic solids make this premium brake lubricant our longest lasting, most temperature resistant way to silence brake noise....
      A 100% synthetic formulaEffective from -50°F to 3000°F (-46°C to 1649°C)
      $3.79 - $13.61
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      # 22885659
      Universal Disc Brake Quiet by Permatex®. Stops brake squeal by dampening vibration at caliper/brake pad interface. Provides tighter fit and allows for easier disassembly. Protects against corrosion. Compatible with anti-lock brake...
      Stops brake squeal by dampening vibration at caliper/brake pad interfaceProtects against corrosion
      $2.37 - $5.42
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      # 22885667
      Universal Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube by Permatex® An environmentally-friendly, green, nonmelting, synthetic lubricant. It is formulated to lubricate under the most adverse brake conditions, assuring that critical caliper pins,...
      Green, non-melting, synthetic lubricantFormulated to lubricate under the most adverse brake conditions
      $0.97 - $12.88
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      # mpn126543548
      Universal De-Squeak™ Brake Conditioning Treatment by CRC®. 11.25 oz. CRC® Brake Treatment prevents brake noises before they occur. Metallic-bonding formula fills grooves and imperfections in the friction surface that commonly cause...
      Metallic formula fills grooves in friction surfaces for smoother brakingNot VOC Compliant for California and OTC
      $13.31
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      # 46063251
      Universal Disc Brake Quiet by CRC®. CRC® Disc Brake Quiet forms a water resistant, high-temperature film that absorbs noise while quieting squeaks & squeals. Specially formulated to dampen the vibrations that cause brake noise. For use...
      Not VOC Compliant for California and OTCSpecially formulated to dampen the vibrations that cause brake noise
      $3.38 - $63.33
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      # mpn126543569
      Universal Silaramic™ Brake System Grease by CRC®. 5 oz. A synthetic, dry-film, ceramic lubricant formulated to reduce brake noise and vibrations by dampening all brake vibrating frequencies. Will not run off or wash out. Works in...
      Contains molybdenum, PTFE and graphite for an extreme temperature range of -30F to 600FUse on every brake job
      $11.53
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      # 106109302
      Universal Brake Fluid by Amalie Oil®. Dot 3 Brake Fluid 1 Bottle or Case 12x12 oz. Amalie Brake Fluids DOT 3 perform a variety of very important functions in the braking systems. They transmit the required power, minimize corrosion,...
      Quickly Removes Brake Fluid, Grease, Oil & Other Contaminants from Brake Lining & DrumsQuickly Cuts Through Grease & Grime, but it Does Not Leave an Oily Film
      $2.64 - $23.33
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      # 97670297
      Universal 600 Series Racing DOT 4 Brake Fluid by Champion Brands®. CHAMPION 600 SERIES RACING Brake Fluid DOT 4 was developed forextreme racing applications where adry boiling point exceeding minimum requirements is preferred.
      High-performance brake fluidTypical dry boiling point of 580° F (304ºC)
      $12.99 - $155.88
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      # 97670175
      Universal Brake Fluid by Champion Brands®. Brake Fluid DOT 5.1. CHAMPION DOT 5.1 HIGH TEMP BRAKE FLUID provides the ultimate in high temperature protection,moisture resistance, and lubricity for ABS, hydraulic drum, disc braking...
      Meets or exceeds FMVSS no. 571.116Minimum wet boiling point 356
      $5.99 - $71.88
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      # 97670296
      Universal Brake Fluid by Champion Brands®. Brake Fluid DOT 4. Brake Fluid DOT 4. CHAMPION BRANDS SYNTHETIC DOT4 BRAKE FLUID provides the ultimate in high temperature protection, moistureresistance, and lubricity for ABS, hydraulic drum,...
      Super heavy-duty formulation resists effects of moistureExcellent thermal and chemical stability
      $3.99 - $47.88
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      # mpn1741899171
      Universal Silicone Grease Pack by Crown®. Crown Automotive is just the ticket if you want to get the most out of your vehicle as well as revel in a more exciting driving experience. You will surely get a real bang for the buck!
      Developed to improve your driving experienceConstructed to ensure ultimate operation
      $3.23
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      # mpn126612124
      Universal Squeal Medic™ Brake Squeal Treatment by GUNK®. 11.25 oz. GUNK® Squeal Medic, when applied to rotors or drums, stops brake noise before it starts Squeal Medic delivers excellent noise suppression and break-in properties of...
      Stops brake squealReduces vibration in brake pad
      $6.52
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      # 24670612
      Universal Disc Brake Quiet Stick by Loctite®. This convenient wax-like stick formula with a revolutionary applicator has been developed and patented by Henkel. It creates a high temperature and water resistant film that stops squeaking...
      The only brake quiet product tested that fully complies with OEM acceptance criteriaEliminates brake squeals, squeaks, and chatter
      $4.23 - $9.04
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      # mpn4482724118
      Universal 11 fl. oz. DOT 5 Brake Fluid by Motor Medic®. Plastic Bottle. Meets or exceeds Fed. Motor Vehicle Safety Std. No. 116 of 356ºF minimum wet boiling point. For occasional driving and special vehicles.
      Does not absorb waterDesigned and manufactured using innovative technologies
      $7.64
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      # mpn4482724117
      Universal 12 fl. oz. ABS Brake Fluid by Motor Medic®. Plastic Bottle. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet...
      Specifically formulated for anti-lock braking systemsSuperior hot and cold temperature performance with exceptional anti-foam and corrosion protection
      $3.04
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      # mpn126487909
      Universal 32 fl. oz. Air Brake System Anti-Freeze & Rust Guard by Motor Medic®. Plastic Bottle. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers...
      Provides corrosion protection for entire air brake systemDisperses water
      $4.09
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      # 629260466
      Universal DOT 3 Brake Fluid by Motor Medic®. Plastic Bottle. Meets or exceeds Fed. Safety Std No. 116. Exceeds Fed. Spec. VVb680. 284°F minimum wet boiling point. Exceeds S.A.E. Specs. J1703.
      Designed and manufactured using innovative technologiesWill help boost the performance of your vehicle
      $1.75 - $16.67
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      # 629260460
      Universal DOT 4 Super HD Brake Fluid by Motor Medic®. Plastic Bottle. Meets or exceeds Fed. Safety Std No. 116. Exceeds Fed. Spec. VVb680. 311°F minimum wet boiling point. Exceeds S.A.E. Specs. J1703. For both domestic and foreign...
      Provides superb performance and protection in the high temperature braking systems found in today's vehiclesSurpasses all automobile and truck manufacturer requirements
      $3.04 - $6.06
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      # mpn358500663
      Universal RH665 DOT 4 Racing Brake Fluid, 16 oz by Performance Friction®. RH665 has the highest guaranteed minimum Dry Boiling Point of any DOT 4 Brake Fluid to guard against Vapor Lock and give a rock hard pedal even under extreme...
      High quality at an affordable priceExpertly made from premium materials
      $23.98
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      # 46063112
      Universal DOT 3 High Temperature Synthetic Brake Fluid by Prestone®. Prestone Synthetic Brake Fluid is designed to provide a high margin of boiling point protection. High boil point formula that provides an extra margin of safety....
      Can be used for disc or drum brakesRecommended for anti-lock braking systems
      $3.20 - $8.98
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      # 46063730
      Universal Synthetic Brake and Caliper Grease by Sta-Lube®. A very stable resistant Aluminum Complex grease. Contains rust and oxidation inhibitors, anti-wear and extreme pressure additives and fortified with "moly" and graphite. For use...
      A specially developed synthetic grease with a high-tech formula for use in disc & drum brake systemsHigh temperature grease is plastic & rubber safe
      $4.95 - $19.46
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      # 180704587
      Universal Brake Fluid by Tilton®. 250ml bottles TBR-1 brake fluid has a 590º F Dry Boiling Point. Tilton brake fluids have been developed to withstand the high brake temperatures seen in racing. Both TSR-1 and TBR-1 fluids have a very...
      TBR-1 brake fluid has a 590 F Dry Boiling PointMaintain low compressibility at high temperatures
      $7.86
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      # 89258810
      Universal DOT 4 Brake Fluid, 12 oz by Maxima Racing Oils®. The racing grade has a minimum boiling point of 600°F which assures fade-free operation under the most severe use. All three Maxima Brake Fluids are advanced glycol blends with...
      Exceeds current SAE J1703, J1S K2233 and U.S. and FMVSS116 DOT 3 & 4 specificationsAnti-vapor lock formula
      $6.06 - $67.39
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      # 89258813
      Universal DOT 4 Racing Brake Fluid, 12 oz by Maxima Racing Oils®. The racing grade has a minimum boiling point of 600°F which assures fade-free operation under the most severe use. All three Maxima Brake Fluids are advanced glycol...
      Exceeds current SAE J1703, J1S K2233 and U.S. and FMVSS116 DOT 3 & 4 specificationsAnti-vapor lock formula
      $12.17 - $291.30




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    There are two types of brake fluid, glycol based and silicone based. The latter fluid, also known as DOT 5, is fine for classic cars because it won’t harm the paint if spilled. However, because it aerates easily it cannot be used in anti-lock brake systems, which negates its use in just about all late model vehicles. DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1 are all glycol based, but DOT 4 and DOT 5.1 also contain additives that give them a higher boiling point.

    It is the reduction in boiling point that affects brake fluid’s ability to perform. Glycol based fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it readily absorbs moisture, especially in humid climates. The more moisture the brake fluid absorbs, the more the boiling point is lowered. When moisture contaminated fluid gets hot and boils, vapor is formed, which unlike liquid, is compressible. If you’re driving in hilly terrain or towing a trailer, in any conditions where the brakes get hot and cause the fluid to boil, the pedal could go to the floor when depressed, without any hydraulic pressure applied to the brakes to stop your vehicle.

    In addition to dangerously lowering the boiling point, moisture in the brake fluid can also corrode parts like calipers, wheel cylinders, and ABS hydraulic units, possibly causing leaks and shortening their useable lifespan. Of course, the answer to the moisture contamination problem is to change your brake fluid on a regular basis, especially if you live in a humid climate. Some vehicle manufacturers have recommended change intervals, but many do not. We offer testers that can indicate the percentage of moisture in the system. When changing fluid, always use the grade recommended for your vehicle.

    In addition to brake fluid, we also have the brake lubricants you need to properly assemble brake components. These are specially designed silicone or synthetic based lubricants that can handle the high temperatures developed during brake operation. They won’t melt or harm rubber seals. Use this lube on caliper slide pins, rails, and bushings, and the brake shoe pads on brake backing plates, star wheel adjusters, and parking brake linkage on drum brakes. We also have spray cleaners that remove dirt and oil from brake parts, and disc brake quiet compounds that dampen vibration at the caliper/pad interface to prevent noise.

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    I have been using this brand of brake fluid for over 10 years and it has never failed. The temp range is great for upgraded calipers,. This is a must have for any performance brake set up.
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