Service fluids from FUCHS complete the automotive full range for every vehicle. The right brake fluid, a suitable coolant concentrate or fuel additives are indispensable for every vehicle.
The requirements for an antifreeze is enormously high, because on average, about 150 liters of coolant per minute are pumped through the cooling circuit of an average car. One third of the heat of combustion is released from the coolant to the atmosphere. The coolant passes over 100 different materials and must be compatible with all of them.
Tasks & requirements of modern antifreeze:
- Antifreeze, i. e. reliable prevention of liquids freezing, even at extremely low temperatures
- Protection from soiling/deposits to keep the entire cooling circuit working properly in the long term
- Protection from overheating, for example if sufficient heat dissipation is no longer guaranteed due to soiling deposits
- Protection from aging and oxidation, so that the protective effect of the coolant remains intact through-out the entire duration of the respective service interval and
- Corrosion protection to reliably eliminate the risk of damage to any metallic materials in the cooling circuit, such as cast iron, cast aluminium, steel and brass.
Without proper coolant, the cooling system provides ideal conditions for corrosion thanks to its high temperatures and large volume of water. Deep rust spots/pitting can occur in the metal, potentially causing the coolant pump or the entire cooling system to fail. This can ultimately lead to extremely costly engine damage.
Brake fluids are special hydraulic fluids used to transfer the pedal force to the wheel brake cylinder during braking. The demands on these important fluids are high:
- A high boiling point means safety even in extreme conditions such as extremely high temperatures
- As low as possible boiling point drop through water absorption (high wet boiling point).
- Optimal corrosion protection of the system.
- Comprehensive compatibility with all brake system materials, such as As plastics, rubber or metals.
Always have your brake fluid checked every 2 years and replaced as necessary.