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Brake Fluid Flush

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You should never overlook the importance of clean Brake Fluid.

Water can accumulate in the fluid which decreases braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can 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.

 

Duffy's Automotive Tamworth 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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What does Brake System Flush cost ?

Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and if there is any other parts, repairs or maintenance necessary to complete the task. While your vehicle is 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.

Whats involved in a brake fluid flush ?

We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, the brake system flush starts with removing the present fluid from the master cylinder. We fill it back up with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Following this, we 'bleed' the brakes and the fresh 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 may recommend it 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?

The colour and cleanliness can look fine to you – that doesn't make it safe. When there is water in the brake fluid, it can be hard to notice, but it still makes it more likely to boil. This boiling causes loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection is not always going to 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 general guideline is every two years – but remember these are guidelines and so it is safest to check 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 Duffy's Automotive Tamworth we offer a full 65 point safety check, 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 safety 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.


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