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Brake Fluid Flush

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

The fluid attracts and accumulates moisture which reduces 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.

 

Total Car Care 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 will a Brake system Flush Cost ?

Cost of a brake fluid flush can vary according to vehicle type, and whether there is additonal repairs or maintenance required 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.

How do you do a brake flush?

We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, the brake system flush starts with removing the current fluid from the master cylinder. We then replace it with 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 parts 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 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.

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

Just because it looks clean – that doesn't make it safe. As brake fluid absorbs water, you can't always see it, but it still might cause the fluid to 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 often should brake fluid be flushed?

The general guideline is every two years – keep in mind these are guidelines 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 Total Car Care 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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