Brake Fluid Flush
Its really essential to maintain clean Brake Fluid.
The fluid attracts and holds moisture 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.
Athena Automatics 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 can vary according to vehicle type, and whether there is additonal repairs or maintenance needed 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.
Whats involved in a brake fluid 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, we 'bleed' the brakes and the clean 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 may suggest 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?
While your brake fluid might look pretty clean to you – that doesn't mean it's safe. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, it might not be visible, but it still could cause the fluid to boil. Boiling fluid can be the reason for 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.
How often should I have my brake fluid changed?
The general guideline is every two years– it's important to remember these are recommendations and so it is advised to observe the condition of your brake fluid on a regular basis.
When it comes to Brake Safety - We Don’t stop – So you WILL when you need to.
At Athena Automatics 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, callipers 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.
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