Brake Fluid Flush
Never underestimate the importance of clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can build up in the fluid which affects braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can potentially 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.
Topline Automotive Services are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.
What will a Brake system Flush Cost ?
Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and if there are other parts, repairs or maintenance necessary 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.
How do you do a brake flush?
We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, the next step is removing the old fluid from the master cylinder. We then replace it with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Following this, each brake is allowed to 'bleed' out and the fresh 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.
Why do you need to flush my brake fluid - it looks clean to me?
The colour and cleanliness can look fine to you – that doesn't mean it's in good condition. If the brake fluid contains water, it might not be evident, but it still could make the fluid boil. 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 I have my brake fluid changed?
The standard recommendation is every two years, but your vehicles manufacturer log book may have a different schedule set out – however these are recommendations and so it is important to inspect 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 Topline Automotive Services we offer a full 65 Point Vehicle Inspection reportk, 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.