Brake Fluid Flush
You should be aware of the importance of clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can accumulate in the fluid which limits 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.
Westside Mechanical 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 whether there is other repairs or maintenance required 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.
The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preperation, we begin the brake system flush by removing the current fluid from the master cylinder. Then the cylinder is filled with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Then, the brakes are 'bled' and the new 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 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.
While your brake fluid might look pretty clean to you – that doesn't mean it's safe. If the brake fluid contains water, it can be hard to notice, but it still could cause the fluid to boil. Boiling fluid can cause loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection is not always going to tell you if there is dangerous amounts of water in your brake fluid, only a professional boiling point test can tell you this.
Your vehicle manufacturer will have a recommended shedule, generally its every two years – still these are recommendations and so it is important 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 Westside Mechanical we offer a full 65 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 be safe or budget in advance.