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April 11, 2023

Get to Know the Signs of a Car Needing a Brake Fluid Change

The brake fluid is an important part of any vehicle’s braking system. Unfortunately, it is often overlooked by many drivers and car owners. You might not realize how crucial it is until it’s too late. That’s when you suffer brake failure because of dirty or deficient brake fluid.

A type of hydraulic fluid, the brake fluid is responsible for amplifying your foot’s force on the brake pedal and turning it into pressure on your car’s brakes. Without it, you’ll be struggling to stop your car using just your foot — it’ll take more than that!

A brake system in need of a brake fluid refill or replacement will eventually lead to brake failure, which means costly repairs. This will also increase your risk of getting into an accident. For sure, you wouldn’t want to be in either of those situations. That’s why you shouldn’t take your brake fluid for granted.

While it’s a no-brainer that you must change your brake fluid when it’s already dirty, the question is, how often should you be doing it? Experts say it depends on your car manufacturer. Some car brands recommend brake fluid flush and replacement every two years, while others recommend the same every three years or for every 45,000 miles. So, your best bet is to consult your vehicle owner’s manual. You can also ask turn to your trusted mechanic for validation.  

Veteran Car Donations points out the following tell-tale signs of a vehicle needing a brake fluid change:

  • Your brake pedal becomes harder to press.
  • Your brake pads aren’t working well anymore.
  • You notice a burning smell from your brakes.
  • The ABS light illuminates.

Once you notice any of these signs, take your car to the nearest auto shop to get your brake system checked and have your brake fluid changed if warranted.


Do You Still Have Issues with Your Car Even After Its Repair?

Are you scratching your head wondering what’s wrong with your car after it continues to malfunction despite the many costly repairs it has undergone? Stop flushing money down the drain to pay for its never-ending repairs! Do yourself a huge favor by getting rid of it before it gets you into serious trouble.

No, we’re not talking about selling it since you’ll have to spend a big chunk of money to get it in saleable condition — more hard-earned money that will go to waste. Here’s a much better solution: Turn that vehicle into a tool for transforming the lives of those struggling veterans in your local area by donating it to us at Veteran Car Donations.

Our team will have your vehicle fixed before putting it up for auction. We’ll then turn over the proceeds to some of our country’s leading military and veteran nonprofit organizations that are in partnership with us. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofits are dedicated to helping veterans who are homeless, unable to find decent jobs, and suffering from disabilities and serious illnesses, including mental health conditions.

Our charity partners use the funding we give them to provide deserving veterans with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and other services meant to uplift their lives.

To thank you for your charitable contribution, we’ll take care of everything for you, including the free towing of your vehicle no matter where it’s stored or parked in the country. We’ll also process your donation papers and send you the 100% tax-deductible sales receipt of your car so you can claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

However, the most meaningful reward you’ll get as a donor is the joy of knowing that you’re giving back to our nation’s hurting heroes residing in your community.

We’re willing to take nearly all types of vehicles whatever their ages and conditions.

Feel free to visit our FAQs page to learn about our quick and easy donation process and other important details about our vehicle donation program. For inquiries, give us a call anytime through our toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822. You may also write to us here.


It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Your Old Ride!

Your ancient car deserves a fitting retirement for all the services it has provided you. Donating it to us means giving it a new and worthy purpose as it will help in uplifting the lives of the disadvantaged and neglected veterans in your area. You’ll help make it easier for them to transition their way back to civilian life. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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