Brake Fluid Flush Service
Your brake fluid requires regular service because it becomes contaminated by moisture.
How does moisture get into your brake fluid?
Brake fluid is hygrosopic, which means that it magnetically attracts and absorbs moisture from the atmosphere, usually through the brake master cylinder reservoir and permeable brake hoses.
Moisture contamination lowers the boiling point of your brake fluid, so even under ordinary driving conditions, it could cause the fluid to boil and release vapor into your brake system.
When this vapor compresses inside the system, you may find yourself facing one of the most dreaded driving crises – a dangerously low brake pedal or even no brake pedal!
Moisture contamination can also result in very costly repairs – into the thousands if you have ABS-type brake system! When moisture contaminated brake fluid reaches very high temperatures – as much as 450-500 degrees – an electrochemical reaction makes the fluid highly acidic.
The acid breaks down the steel line and rubber hoses and can cause early failure of the cast iron and aluminum components in your brakes. Brake fluid contamination has become so much of a concern, some car manufacturers have added brake fluid service to their required maintenance schedules. Let our ASE certified technicians perform this important safety service today.
- Check brake fluid for moisture and contamination
- Inspect all hydraulic lines and hoses
- Inspect calipers and wheel cylinders
- Inspect master cylinder and cap
- Clean dirt and old fluid out of the master cylinder
- Flush old fluid out of master cylinder, calipers, and wheel cylinders until clean
- Add new brake fluid to the master cylinder as needed
- Road test vehicle for proper brake operation