Brake Fluid Flush
We can't stress enough how important it is to have clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can build up in the fluid which reduces 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.
Temby Auto Service 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 changes according to vehicle type, and if there is any other repairs, maintenance or parts required to complete the task. While we have the wheels off, 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.
How do you do a brake flush?
The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preperation, we begin the brake system flush by removing the old 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 new 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 might advise 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.
Why do you need to flush my brake fluid - it looks clean to me?
Old brake fluid can still look clean – that doesn't mean it's safe. If the brake fluid contains water, you can't always see it, but it still increases the chance it can 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 highlight 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?
The standard recommendation is every two years, but your vehicles manufacturer log book may have a different schedule set out – but note that these are recommendations and so it is safest to assess the condition of your brake fluid on a regular basis.
When it comes to Brake Safety - We Don’t stop – So you do when you need to.
At Temby Auto Service we offer a 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.