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Brake Fluid Flush

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We can't stress enough how important it is to have clean Brake Fluid.

Moisture can accumulate in the fluid which affects braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can be the cause of total brake failure.

Clean brake fluid not only protects your safety it also prolongs the life of your braking system components by preventing corrosion.

Hormans Service Centre 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 have your vehicle 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.

What do you do during a brake flush?

Once we have the car prepared on the hoist with the wheels off, the brake system flush begins with removing the old fluid from the master cylinder. Then the cylinder is filled with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Next, each brake is 'bled' and the new 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 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.

My brake fluid looks clean - why are you suggesting a flush?

Just because your fluid might look clean to the naked eye – that doesn't mean it's safe. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, it can be hard to notice, but it still affects the boiling point. 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.

 

Whats the recommended brake fluid flush schedule?

Your vehicle manufacturer will have a recommended shedule, generally its every two years– still these are recommendations and so it is necessary to monitor 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 Hormans Service Centre we offer a full 65 Point Vehicle Inspection, upon request, with every full car service which includes a written review of your brake fluid, master cylinder, front and back discs and pads, callipers and cylinders and more. This 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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