What does brake fluid do?
Brake fluid is a special hydraulic fluid that is used to transfer the force created by pressing down on your brake pedal into the brake pads (or shoes) against the brake discs to slow the vehicle. It is used to transfer force into pressure, and to amplify braking force making you slow down much quicker.
What is a Brake Fluid Flush?
A brake fluid flush essentially takes all the old, dirty brake fluid out of your system and replaces it with fresh, clean fluid. Including a brake fluid flush in your regular car maintenance is important and should be done around every 30,000 miles or every two years, whichever comes first.
How often should you have your brake fluid flushed and replaced?
The frequency of changing your brake fluid is dictated by a number of factors, including the make and model of your car and how you drive it. A general rule of thumb is to have your brake fluid changed every two years or 30,000 miles, but it’s always best to follow the car manufacturer’s recommendations.
What happens when we do a brake fluid flush and replacement on your car?
Our certified mechanics will:
Inspect the brakes and fluid levels for any potential leak.
Drain the old brake fluid from the system.
Replace the old brake fluid with the fresh, clean solution.
Advise you if any other parts need to be replaced as well.
What are the symptoms of requiring a brake fluid flush & replacement?
Usually, there a few signs you can look for:
ABS Light Comes On.
Pedal Problems, braking isn’t as responsive.
Brake Pads Not Functioning as well as they used to.
A chemical odor after repeated hard braking.