Brake Fluid Flush
Your car needs to have clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can build up in the fluid which affects 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.
LeFevre Auto Repairs are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.
How much does Brake System Flush cost?
Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and if there is any other parts, 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.
What do you do during a brake flush?
Once we have the car prepared on the hoist with the wheels off, the next step is removing the old fluid from the master cylinder. It's then replaced with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Then, each brake is allowed to 'bleed' out 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 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.
My brake fluid looks fine to me – Why tell me it needs a flush?
Old brake fluid can still look clean – that doesn't mean it's in good condition. If there is water in the brake fluid, you can't always see it, but it still affects the boiling point. 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.
How often should I have my brake fluid changed?
Every two years is the standard recommendation, there should be information in your vehicles manufacturers log book – however these are guidelines and so it is safest to monitor 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 LeFevre Auto Repairs we offer a full 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 be safe or budget in advance.