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Brake Fluid Flush

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Never underestimate the importance of clean Brake Fluid.

It attracts and accumulates water which limits braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can potentially 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.

 

Southern Highlands Service Centre 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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What does Brake System Flush cost ?

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

What do you do during a brake flush?

We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, we begin the brake system flush by removing the existing fluid from the master cylinder. Then the cylinder is filled with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Next, we 'bleed' the brakes and the clean 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.

My brake fluid looks fine to me – Why tell me it needs a flush?

Just because your fluid might look clean to the naked eye – that doesn't make it safe. If the brake fluid contains water, it can be hard to notice, but it still makes it more likely to boil. This boiling causes loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection is not always going to 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?

The general guideline is every two years – keep in mind these are recommendations and so it is important to observe 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 Southern Highlands Service Centre 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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