HYDRAULAN® Brake Fluids

Premium Quality - Premium Safety

The brake system is one of the most important safety features of a vehicle and therefore needs to meet the very high standards required by the automotive manufacturers, the automotive industry and automotive safety legislation. Therefore brake fluids must meet stringent specifications and are often also officially approved by the automobile manufacturers.


    Pioneering Brake System Safety

    With the know-how of our chemists and technicians, BASF has been setting the market standard of brake fluids for more than 60 years. BASF was the first company to develop a low viscosity DOT 4 brake fluid, specifically for modern braking systems with electronic control systems such as ESP®/DSC, ABS and ASC. Together in partnership with both, automobile manufactures and OEM suppliers and as a member of the industry standards association we continue to develop and improve HYDRAULAN® brake fluids to meet both the current and future needs of the industry, and maintain the highest safety requirements demanded by customers.




Premium Brake Fluid for Modern Brake Systems


  • High thermal stability
  • Excellent corrosion protection for metals
  • Outstanding elastomer compatibility
  • Extremely low viscosity

Enhanced Safety Intelligence


  • High thermal stability
  • Excellent corrosion protection for metals
  • Superior elastomer compatibility
  • Extremely low viscosity at low temperatures
  • Exceptional lubricity performance

BASF’s HYDRAULAN® brake fluids have been tested and proved in countless tests with OEM suppliers and automotive manufacturers to ensure optimum performance, reliability and compatibility with all of the components of the braking system.

ESP® = registered trademark of Daimler AG

Videos - Do you know? The Importance of ...

Boiling Points (Part 1), Corrosion Protection (Part 2), Viscosity (Part 3), Lubricity (Part 4)