Brake Fluid Flush
Many people overlook the importance of clean Brake Fluid.
The fluid attracts and holds moisture which reduces braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can cause total brake failure.
Clean brake fluid not only protects your safety it also prolongs the life of your braking system components by preventing corrosion.
Drysdale Motors 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 if there are other repairs or maintenance needed 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 does a brake flush involve?
Once we have the car prepared on the hoist with the wheels off, the brake system flush begins with removing the present fluid from the master cylinder. Then the cylinder is filled with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Next, we 'bleed' the brakes and the clean fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over the other parts 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.
My brake fluid looks clean - why are you suggesting a flush?
Just because your fluid might look clean to the naked eye – that doesn't mean it's not dangerous. If there is water in the brake fluid, it might not be visible, but it still could 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 I have my brake fluid changed?
Every two years is the standard recommendation, there should be information in your vehicles manufacturers log book – it's important to remember these are guidelines and so it is necessary to check 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 Drysdale Motors 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 budget in advance.