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Brake Fluid Flush

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Your vehicle must have clean Brake Fluid.

It attracts and accumulates water which decreases 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.

 

Orient Street Motors are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.


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Click on the questions below to see answers to our FAQ's about Brake Pad Replacements


What does Brake System Flush cost ?

Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and if there are other parts, repairs or maintenance required to complete the task. While we are working on your brakes system, 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 ?

We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, we then begin by removing the current fluid from the master cylinder. We fill it back up with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Then, the brakes are 'bled' and the new fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over your 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 might recommend 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 it looks clean – that doesn't mean it's not dangerous. When there is water in the brake fluid, it isn't always visible, but it still might cause the fluid to 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 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 do when you need to.

At Orient Street Motors we offer a 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 report lets you know if there is immediate or future need for repairs to your vehicle allowing you to budget in advance.


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