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Brake Fluid Flush

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You should be aware of the importance of clean Brake Fluid.

Water can accumulate in the fluid 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.

 

Pacific Garage 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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Click on the questions below to see answers to our FAQ's about Brake Pad Replacements


What's the cost of a Brake System Flush ?

Cost of a brake fluid flush changes according to vehicle type, and whether there is other repairs or maintenance needed 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 involved in a brake fluid flush ?

Once we have the car prepared on the hoist with the wheels off, we begin the brake system flush by removing the present fluid from the master cylinder. We then replace it with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Following this, the brakes are 'bled' and the clean fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over the rest 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?

Old brake fluid can still look clean – that doesn't mean it's not dangerous. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, it might not be evident, 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 highlight 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 ?

The standard recommendation is every two years, but your vehicles manufacturer log book may have a different schedule set out – however these are guidelines and so it is important to check 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 Pacific Garage we offer a full 65 point safety check, 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 safety 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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