Brake Fluid Flush
Its really essential to maintain clean Brake Fluid.
The fluid attracts and accumulates moisture which ruins 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.
Maryborough Service Centre are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.
How much does Brake System Flush cost?
Cost of a brake fluid flush can vary according to vehicle type, and if there is additional repairs, maintenance or parts needed to complete the task. While we are working on your brakes system, 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?
The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preperation, the next step is removing the present fluid from the master cylinder. It's then replaced with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Following this, each brake is 'bled' and the clean fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over the rest 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 might advise 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?
Just because it looks clean – that doesn't mean it's not dangerous. As brake fluid absorbs water, you might not see it, but it still could cause the fluid to boil. Boiling fluid can be the reason for loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection won't necessarily tell you if there is dangerous amounts of water in your brake fluid, only a professional boiling point test can tell you this.
How regular should I have my brake fluid changed?
The general guideline is every two years – but note that these are guidelines and so it is advised 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 Maryborough Service Centre 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 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.