Brake Fluid Flush
Your car needs to have clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can accumulate in the fluid which limits braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can cause total brake failure.
Clean brake fluid not only protects your safety it also prolongs the life of your braking system components by preventing corrosion.
Kogarah Bay Automotive 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 changes according to vehicle type, and if there is any other parts, repairs or maintenance needed to complete the task. While we have the wheels off, 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 the brake flush procedure?
We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels, we begin the brake system flush by removing the present fluid from the master cylinder. We then replace it with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Then, each brake is 'bled' and the clean 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.
My brake fluid looks fine to me – Why tell me it needs a flush?
Checking your brake fluid colour is good, but don’t rely on it, just because it looks clean – that doesn't mean it's in good condition. If there is water in the brake fluid, you might not see it, but it still makes it more likely to boil. If the fluid boils it can cause loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection is not always going to tell you if there is dangerous amounts of water in your brake fluid, only a professional boiling point test can tell you this.
How often should brake fluid be flushed?
It's recommended to change your brake fluid every 2 years and your vehicle manufacturer will have a replacement interval specific to your vehicle – it's important to remember these are recommendations 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 Kogarah Bay Automotive 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.