It is no secret that brake fluid is essential for the operation of vehicle's braking system. When you push the brake pedal, the brake fluid causes the brake pads to press against the rotors, making the car slow down and stop. Over time, the brake fluid absorbs air, moisture, sludge and other contaminants and gets compromised. Air in the brake fluid causes braking to feel spongy and significantly reduces braking efficiency.
A brake system flush includes removing the existing fluid and moisture out of the system and replacing it with new, clean, fluid. It also ensures proper brake system performance and increases the lifespan of your brake system components.
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How Often Should It Be Done?
It is a good practice to change brake fluid every 24,000 miles or 36 months, whichever comes first. Always use a fluid recommended by your vehicles manufacturer and be sure not use silicone based brake fluids if your car needs regular brake fluid.
How important is this service?
If you do not regularly flush your brake system, it will end up costing you more money down the road. As the fluid becomes contaminated, it will eventually cause brake system components to fail and leak. This will also lead to diminished brake system performance, causing a safety concern.
What Is Involved With A Brake Fluid Flush?Using power vacuum equipment especially designed for brake systems, the old oxidized and contaminated fluid is removed and the entire ABS system is cleaned. Once this process is complete, new high temperature BG heavyduty DOT4 brake fluid is added. This fluid is demoisturized to prevent corrosion and prolong the life of your brakes.
Three Signs That You May Need A Brake Fluid Flush:
- Brake fluid appears black or brown, hence indicating contamination
- Brake pedal feels spongy
- Diminished brake system performance