Brake Fluid Flush
Your vehicle must have 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.
Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our Nationwide Warranty.
What does Brake System Flush cost?
Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and if there is additional parts, repairs or maintenance required to complete the task. While we are working on your brakes system, 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 does a brake flush involve?
We put the car up on the hoist and take off the wheels. We then begin by removing the present fluid from the master cylinder. Then the cylinder is filled with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Following this, the brakes are 'bled' and the new 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 recommend 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?
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. When there is water in the brake fluid, it isn't always visible, 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 often should brake fluid be flushed?
Every two years is the standard recommendation, there should be information in your vehicles manufacturers log book – but note that these are guidelines and so it is necessary 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 Blackwood Dyno Tune & Service 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 be safe or budget in advance.