Brake Fluid Flush
Its really essential to maintain clean Brake Fluid.
The fluid attracts and holds moisture which limits braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can cause total brake failure.
Clean brake fluid not only protects your safety it also prolongs the life of your braking system components by preventing corrosion.
West Car Clinic 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 depends on vehicle type, and whether there is additonal repairs or maintenance necessary to complete the task. While we are working on your brakes system, 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, the brake system flush starts with removing the old fluid from the master cylinder. We then replace it with 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 other parts 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.
Just because it looks clean – that doesn't mean it's safe. If the brake fluid contains water, its not always noticeable, but it still might cause the fluid to boil. Boiling fluid can cause 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.
Every two years is the standard recommendation, there should be information in your vehicles manufacturers log book – still these are guidelines and so it is necessary to monitor the condition of your brake fluid on a regular basis.
When it comes to Brake Safety - We Don’t stop – So you WILL when you need to.
At West Car Clinic 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.