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 actually 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.
Chris`s Mechanical 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 any other repairs, maintenance or parts needed 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.
We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, we then begin by removing the current fluid from the master cylinder. Then the cylinder is filled with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Following this, each brake is 'bled' and the clean 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 recommend 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 there is water in the brake fluid, it might not be visible, but it still affects the boiling point. 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.
Its recommended to change your brake fluid every 2 years and your vehicle manufacturer will have a replacement interval specific to your vehicle – still these are guidelines 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 Chris`s Mechanical we offer a full 65 point safety check, 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 safety 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.