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Your car needs to have clean Brake Fluid.
Moisture can build up in the fluid which limits braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can possibly 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.
Peter Mann Automotive are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our nationwide warranty.
Cost of a brake fluid flush changes according to vehicle type, and if there is additional parts, repairs or maintenance required 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.
The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preparation, we begin the brake system flush by removing the old fluid from the master cylinder. We then replace it 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 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.
Checking your brake fluid colour is good, but don't rely on it, just because it looks clean - that doesn't mean it's safe. When there is water in the brake fluid, it might not be evident, but it still could make the fluid boil. This boiling causes 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.
The general guideline is every two years - still these are recommendations and so it is advised to observe the condition of your brake fluid on a regular basis.
At Peter Mann 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 report lets you know if there is immediate or future need for repairs to your vehicle allowing you to budget in advance.