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Brake Fluid Flush

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Many people overlook the importance of clean Brake Fluid.

The fluid attracts and holds moisture which reduces braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can 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.

 

Combined Automotive Services 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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How much does Brake System Flush cost?

Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and if there is any other repairs or maintenance necessary to complete the task. While we have your vehicle 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.

Whats involved in a brake fluid flush ?

We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, we begin the brake system flush by removing the current fluid from the master cylinder. We fill it back up 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 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.

Why do you need to flush my brake fluid - it looks clean to me?

Just because your fluid might look clean to the naked eye – that doesn't make it safe. If there is water in the brake fluid, it isn't always visible, but it still could cause the fluid to boil . This boiling causes 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.

 

Whats the recommended brake fluid flush schedule?

Your vehicle manufacturer will have a recommended shedule, generally its every two years – but note that these are recommendations and so it is safest to assess 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 Combined Automotive Services 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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