Brake Fluid Flush
Your vehicle must have clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can build up 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.
Renmark Auto Service are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.
What's the cost of a Brake System Flush?
Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and whether there is additonal repairs or maintenance needed to complete the task. While we have the wheels off, 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?
We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, we then begin by removing the old fluid from the master cylinder. We then replace it with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Next, we 'bleed' the brakes and the clean fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over 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 fine to me – Why tell me it needs a flush?
Just because your fluid might look clean to the naked eye – that doesn't mean it's safe. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, you might not see it, but it still could make the fluid boil. This boiling causes 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.
Whats the recommended brake fluid flush schedule?
Its recommended to change your brake fluid every 2 years and your vehicle manufacturer will have a replacement interval specific to your vehicle – but remember 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 Renmark Auto Service 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 report lets you know if there is immediate or future need for repairs to your vehicle allowing you to budget in advance.