Brake Fluid Flush
Many people overlook the importance of clean Brake Fluid.
Water can accumulate in the fluid which decreases 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.
D & D Mechanical & 4WD 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 additional repairs or maintenance needed to complete the task. While your vehicle is 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.
Once we have the car prepared on the hoist with the wheels off, we then begin by removing the old fluid from the master cylinder. It's then replacedwith fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Next, the brakes are 'bled' and the clean 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 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.
While your brake fluid might look pretty clean to you – that doesn't mean it's safe. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, its not always noticeable, but it still might cause the boiling point to drop. Boiling fluid can be the reason for 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.
Your vehicle manufacturer will have a recommended shedule, generally its every two years – it's important to remember these are guidelines and so it is advised 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 D & D Mechanical & 4WD 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 budget in advance.