Brake Fluid Flush
You should never overlook the importance of clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can build up in the fluid which decreases braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can cause total brake failure.
Clean brake fluid not only protects your safety it also prolongs the life of your braking system components by preventing corrosion.
Matlin Auto Repairs 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 changes according to vehicle type, and if there are other parts, 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.
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. It's then replacedwith fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Then, each brake is allowed to 'bleed' out and the clean fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over your 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 recommend it outside of a regular schedule if we feel it's necessary. We are always happy to discuss the reasons why with you.
Checking your brake fluid colour is good, but don’t rely on it, just because it looks clean – that doesn't make it safe. If the brake fluid contains water, it might not be evident, but it still makes it more likely to boil. Boiling fluid can be the reason for 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.
The standard recommendation is every two years, but your vehicles manufacturer log book may have a different schedule set out – but remember these are recommendations and so it is safest 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 Matlin Auto Repairs we offer a 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.