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Brake Fluid Flush

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Our Murray Bridge workshop will be closed from COB on Friday 22nd December 2017 and will open for trading as normal on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Ensure you book in your car service well in advance!  

 

Your car needs to have clean Brake Fluid.

Moisture can build up in the fluid 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.

 

Blenks Automotive & Performance 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 other parts, 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.

Whats the brake flush procedure?

The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preperation, the brake system flush begins 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 new 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 might advise you need 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 clean - why are you suggesting a flush?

Old brake fluid can still look clean – that doesn't mean it's safe. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, it might not be evident, 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 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 Blenks Automotive & Performance 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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