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Brake Fluid Flush

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Many people overlook the importance of clean Brake Fluid.

The fluid attracts and holds moisture which ruins 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.

 

Carrington Street Auto Repairs 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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Click on the questions below to see answers to our FAQ's about Brake Pad Replacements


What will a Brake system Flush Cost ?

Cost of a brake fluid flush changes according to vehicle type, and whether there is additonal repairs or maintenance 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.

Whats involved in a brake fluid flush ?

Once we have the car prepared on the hoist with the wheels off, the brake system flush starts with 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 allowed to 'bleed' out and the clean 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.

My brake fluid looks clean - why are you suggesting a flush?

Just because it looks clean – that doesn't mean it's safe. As brake fluid absorbs water, it might not be visible, but it still might cause the fluid to boil. This boiling causes 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 important 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 Carrington Street Auto Repairs 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.


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