Brake Fluid Flush
Never underestimate the importance of clean Brake Fluid.
The fluid attracts and accumulates moisture which decreases braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can 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.
Autocare Mount Gambier are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.
What will a Brake system Flush Cost ?
Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and whether there is other repairs or maintenance needed to complete the task. While your vehicle is on the hoist, 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 does a brake flush involve?
The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preperation, the next step is removing the existing fluid from the master cylinder. It's then replaced with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Following this, each brake is allowed to 'bleed' out and the clean fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over the other components of the 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 might recommend one outside of a regular schedule if we feel it's necessary. We are always happy to discuss the reasons why with you.
My brake fluid looks fine to me – Why tell me it needs a flush?
The colour and cleanliness can look fine to you – that doesn't mean it's in good condition. As brake fluid absorbs water, it might not be evident, but it still makes it more likely to boil. If the fluid boils it can cause loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection is not always going to tell you if there is dangerous amounts of water in your brake fluid, only a professional boiling point test can tell you this.
How regular should I have my brake fluid changed?
Your vehicle manufacturer will have a recommended shedule, generally its every two years – however these are recommendations and so it is safest to inspect 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 Autocare Mount Gambier 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 report lets you know if there is immediate or future need for repairs to your vehicle allowing you to be safe or budget in advance.