TECHNICAL DEFECTS IN AUTOMOBILES 1989. REPORT ON INVESTIGATIONS OF AUTOMOBILES FOR TECHNICAL DEFECTS AND MODIFIED DESIGNS LIKELY TO BE CAUSING ACCIDENTS, 1989. SPECIAL ISSUE ON BRAKE FLUIDS - AGING AND EXCHANGE
TECHNISCHE MAENGEL AN KRAFTFAHRZEUGEN 1989. BERICHT UEBER UNTERSUCHUNGEN VON FAHRZEUGEN AUF UNFALLURSAECHLICHE TECHNISCHE MAENGEL UND BAUARTVERAENDERUNGEN IM JAHR 1989. SONDERTHEMA: BREMSFLUESSIGKEITEN - ALTERUNG UND AUSTAUSCH
Brake fluids essentially determine the proper oparation of brakes and the road safety which depends on it. They are a compromise of contradicting property requirements. Optimum brake fluids which are able to meet all requirements of all system components do not exist as yet. Their chamical properties and the environmental impacts they are exposed to during operation lead to aging. Apart from damage caused by water absorption due to a drop in the boiling point, internal damage to brakes may occur if the fluid is not exchanged and corrosion starts spreading as a result. To improve road safety, drivers should see to an exchange every 1 to 2 years. An obligatory exchange of brake fluids after two years at the latest may even be recommended because ot could reduce the large number of technical defects (leakages or corrosion in the hydraulic brake system or vapor locks due to high temperatures) which are likely to cause accidents.
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- Ahlgrimm, J
- Publication Date: 1990
- Pagination: 100 p.
- TRT Terms: Brake fluids; Brakes; Driving; Handling characteristics; Highway safety; Safety; Vehicle maintenance; Wear
- Subject Areas: Highways; Maintenance and Preservation; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00623081
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM