WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BRAKE SYSTEM FLUSH IN CARS

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT BRAKE SYSTEM FLUSH IN CARSWhat is a brake system flush?

Brake fluid is important for the operation of a car’s brakes. When you push the brake pedal, the brake fluid makes the brake pads to press against the rotors, causing the car slow down and stop. Over time, the brake fluid absorbs air, moisture, sludge and other contaminants and gets contaminated. Air in the brake fluid makes braking to feel spongy and greatly decreases braking effectiveness. A brake system flush includes removing the existing fluid and moisture out of the system and changing it with new, clean, fluid. Brake fluid flush guarantees appropriate brake system performance and increases the lifespan of your brake system parts.

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Facts to Note:

A mobile mechanic will use a hand-held vacuum pump and/or atmospheric pressure to take out the fluid. While it is not as effective as a pressure bleeder, this is an industry accepted method of bleeding your brakes. It gets the job done and gives the convenience of a mechanic coming to you.

How to Fix:

Remove contaminated brake fluid

Add new brake fluid

Bleed the brakes

Clean any surfaces where brake fluid has spilled during the bleeding process

Check for fluid leaks

Examine brake pads, rotors and hoses

Test drive car

Our Proposal:

Please follow the manufacturer’s upkeep schedule and guidelines regarding fluid maintenance. It is a good practice to change brake fluid every 24,000 miles or 36 months. Always use a fluid prescribe by your vehicles manufacturer (do not use silicone based brake fluids if your car needs regular brake fluid).

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Common signs indicating you may need a brake system flush:

Brake fluid appears black or brown indicating contamination

Brake pedal feels spongy

Diminished brake system performance

Importance of this service:

If you do not frequently flush your brake system, it will end up costing you more money down the road. As the fluid becomes contaminated, it will suddenly make brake system parts to fail and leak. This will also lead to reduced brake system performance, causing a safety concern.