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Brake Fluid Flush

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Many people overlook the importance of clean Brake Fluid.

The fluid attracts and accumulates moisture which affects braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can be the cause of total brake failure.

Clean brake fluid not only protects your safety it also prolongs the life of your braking system components by preventing corrosion.

 

Automotive Instincts 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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What does Brake System Flush cost ?

Cost of a brake fluid flush changes according to vehicle type, and if there is additional 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.

How do you do a brake flush?

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. Then the cylinder is filled with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Then, the brakes are 'bled' 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 recommend 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 fine to me – Why tell me it needs a flush?

While your brake fluid might look pretty clean to you – that doesn't mean it's safe. When there is water in the brake fluid, it might not be visible, but it still makes it more likely to boil. If the fluid boils it can cause loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection won't necessarily highlight if there is dangerous amounts of water in your brake fluid, only a professional boiling point test can tell you this.

 

How often 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 remember these are recommendations and so it is safest to inspect 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 Automotive Instincts 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.


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