Brake Fluid Flush
It is so important to have clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can build up in the fluid which affects 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.
Highton Automotive 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 can vary according to vehicle type, and if there is any other repairs, maintenance or parts necessary to complete the task. While we have the wheels off, 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 ?
We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, the next step is 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, the brakes are 'bled' 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 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 your fluid might look clean to the naked eye – that doesn't mean it's not dangerous. If there is water in the brake fluid, it can be hard to notice, but it still could make the fluid 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 often should brake fluid be flushed?
The standard recommendation is every two years, but your vehicles manufacturer log book may have a different schedule set out – it's important to remember these are recommendations and so it is advised 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 Highton Automotive 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 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.