Brake Fluid Flush
It is so important to have clean Brake Fluid.
The fluid attracts and holds moisture 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.
Auto Care Ocean Grove are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.
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Cost of a brake fluid flush can vary according to vehicle type, and if there is additional parts, repairs or maintenance necessary to complete the task. While we have your vehicle on the hoist, 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.
Once we have the car prepared on the hoist with the wheels off, the brake system flush begins with removing the existing fluid from the master cylinder. We fill it back up with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Next, each brake is 'bled' and the fresh fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over the rest 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 may suggest you need one outside of a regular schedule if we feel it's necessary. We are always happy to discuss the reasons why with you.
The colour and cleanliness can look fine to you – that doesn't mean it's in good condition. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, its not always noticeable, but it still might cause the boiling point to drop. Boiling fluid can cause loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection is not always going to highlight if there is dangerous amounts of water in your brake fluid, only a professional boiling point test can tell you this.
The general guideline is every two years – still these are guidelines and so it is necessary to monitor 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 Auto Care Ocean Grove 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 be safe or budget in advance.