Brake Fluid Flush
Your car needs to have clean Brake Fluid.
It attracts and accumulates water which affects braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can possibly lead to total brake failure.
Clean brake fluid not only protects your safety it also prolongs the life of your braking system components by preventing corrosion.
Brighton Tyre & Auto Centre are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.
How much does Brake System Flush cost?
Cost of a brake fluid flush changes according to vehicle type, and if there are other repairs, maintenance or parts necessary to complete the task. While we are working on your brakes system, for your safety we will also check the calipers, wheel cylinders, brake hoses, brake lines, and master cylinder for any faults or signs of wear that need to be addressed and advise you if necessary.
If you would like to know costs - give our friendly staff a call to discuss your car and get a quote. If during the procedure we do notice something that needs extra attention that will affect our quote we will always call you to confirm before proceeding.
What's involved in a brake fluid flush?
Once we have the car prepared on the hoist with the wheels off, we begin the brake system flush by removing the old fluid from the master cylinder. It's then replacedwith fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Next, we 'bleed' the brakes and the fresh fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over your brake system for any signs of damage or wear that needs attention and advise you if necessary.
A brake fluid flush can be done as part of a scheduled service – but sometimes we may recommend it outside of a regular schedule if we feel it's necessary. We are always happy to discuss the reasons why with you.
Why do you need to flush my brake fluid - it looks clean to me?
The colour and cleanliness can look fine to you – that doesn't mean it's not dangerous. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, it might not be evident, but it still might cause the fluid to boil. This boiling causes loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection won't necessarily tell you if there is dangerous amounts of water in your brake fluid, only a professional boiling point test can tell you this.
How often should brake fluid be flushed?
The standard recommendation is every two years, but your vehicles manufacturer log book may have a different schedule set out – keep in mind these are guidelines and so it is advised to evaluate the condition of your brake fluid on a regular basis.
When it comes to Brake Safety - We Don’t stop – So you WILL when you need to.
At Brighton Tyre & Auto Centre we offer a full 65 Point Vehicle Inspection report, upon request, with every full car service which includes a written review of your brake fluid, master cylinder, front and back discs and pads, calipers and cylinders and more. This Vehicle Inspection report lets you know if there is immediate or future need for repairs to your vehicle allowing you to budget in advance.