Brake Fluid Flush
Your car needs to have clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can accumulate in the fluid which affects 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.
Prompt 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 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.
What does a brake flush involve?
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 fill it back up 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 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 fine to me – Why tell me it needs a flush?
Just because it looks clean – that doesn't mean it's safe. When there is water in the brake fluid, it isn't always visible, but it still affects the boiling point. If the fluid boils it 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?
Every two years is the standard recommendation, there should be information in your vehicles manufacturers log book – still these are guidelines and so it is advised to check 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 Prompt 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 Vehicle Inspection 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.