Brake Fluid Flush
Never underestimate the importance of clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can build up in the fluid which ruins 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.
Angel Auto Services are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.
What's the cost of a Brake System Flush?
Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and if there are other parts, 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.
Whats the brake flush procedure?
The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preperation, the brake system flush begins with removing the present fluid from the master cylinder. We fill it back up with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Following this, each brake is allowed to 'bleed' out and the fresh fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over the other components 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 may suggest 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.
Why do you need to flush my brake fluid - it looks clean to me?
While your brake fluid might look pretty clean to you – that doesn't make it safe. As brake fluid absorbs water, it can be hard to notice, 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 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.
How regular should I have my brake fluid changed?
Its recommended to change your brake fluid every 2 years and your vehicle manufacturer will have a replacement interval specific to your vehicle – but note that these are guidelines and so it is important 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 Angel Auto Services 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 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.