Brake Fluid Flush
You should never overlook the importance of clean Brake Fluid.
It attracts and accumulates water which limits braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can potentially 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.
Southeast Auto 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 changes according to vehicle type, and whether there is other repairs, maintenance or parts 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, we then begin by removing the present fluid from the master cylinder. It's then replacedwith fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Following this, we 'bleed' the brakes and the fresh fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over 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.
Checking your brake fluid colour is good, but don’t rely on it, just because it looks clean – that doesn't mean it's in good condition. As brake fluid absorbs water, you can't always see it, but it still increases the chance it can boil. Boiling fluid 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.
Every two years is the standard recommendation, there should be information in your vehicles manufacturers log book – keep in mind these are guidelines and so it is advised to observe 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 Southeast Auto 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.