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Brake fluid flush

We can't stress enough how important it is to have a clean brake fluid.

Water can accumulate in the fluid which ruins 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.

Marjac Automotive are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our nationwide warranty.

What's the cost of a brake system flush?

The cost of a brake fluid flush can vary according to vehicle type, and whether there are additional parts, repairs or maintenance required to complete the task. While we have the wheels off, for your safety we will also check the callipers, 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 get a brake fluid flush estimate for your particular vehicle - 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 repairs.

How do you do a brake flush?

The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed during the preparation stage. The brake system flush begins with removing the existing fluid from the master cylinder. We fill it back up with fresh, new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Then, each brake is allowed to "bleed" out and the new fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over the other components 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?

Old brake fluid can still look clean - that doesn't mean it's safe. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, it might not be evident, but it still affects the boiling point. This boiling causes loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection is not always going to highlight if there are 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?

Every two years is the standard recommendation. The exact information should be in your vehicle's manufacturer's log book. However, it's important to keep in mind that these are guidelines only, thus it is necessary to observe 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 Marjac 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, callipers and cylinders and more. This report lets you know if there is an immediate or future need for repairs to your vehicle allowing you to budget in advance.

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