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Let’s start with the fluid, and we’ll get to the part about flushing later.
When you press on the brake pedal, the brake master cylinder sends brake fluid moisture through hydraulic tubes and down to the brake calipers. The calipers use the pressure to apply the brake pads, which clamp down on the brake rotors. By tightening around the rotors, the brake pads keep the rotors from being able to spin, which slows the car down. Simple as that.
Like all fluids in your car, the fluids for you brakes needs to be flushed and replaced every now and again. As time goes on, the fluid will collect water, which leads to corrosion in the brake system, and limits the abilities of the brakes. The fluid will also pick up some bits of debris, such as metal, dirt, and rubber. Would you like having metal, dirt, and rubber in your vital fluids? No, probably not, and it’s the same for your car. Debris in the old brake fluid causes damage to the entire brake system.
So, that’s where a flush comes in. Yes, since your dirty mind has been wondering, it’s just like a toilet flush: out with the dirty fluid, in with some clean fluid. Doing a flush is rather simple. It’s merely the draining of all the moisture from the brake fluid reservoir and replacing it with new and clean brake fluid.
A brake fluid change should be done as a preventative measure for you vehicle. That way the new fluid is also clean and never damaging the system.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever paid attention to your scheduled auto repair maintenance. Cmon, don’t let me down. Here’s the deal: Your scheduled maintenance exists for a reason, and that reason is so that you can have your car serviced before an issue gets bad. By doing something like a simple flush, your car will thank you, and your wallet will thank you. A flush service should be done before there are any issues with the fluid. That’s the safest, smartest, and most affordable thing to do. So, with that said, go check out your manufacturer’s maintenance schedule.
Your brakes feel like your best friend until they abandon you and stop working as well. Then they’re your biggest enemy. This is something that you shouldn’t need to be told, but when your brakes aren’t working properly, you should have that taken care of. Like, immediately. There are a lot of different components in your car’s brake system, so poor brake performance could signal any number of things. One of those things is contaminated brake fluid that needs to be flushed.
Similar to poor performance, you will probably notice if your brake pedal feels spongy. And if you think that “spongy” is a weird feeling for your right foot while driving…well, you’re totally right.
As the brake fluid accumulates debris, it will turn brown, black, and sometimes even a little sludgy. Here’s a news flash for you: Fluids in your car (or, really, anywhere) that didn’t start brown, black, and sludgy, should not become brown, black, and sludgy. If they do, you’ve got an issue.Get a Quote 12-Month | 12,000-Mile Warranty
Do we really need to have a conversation about how important brakes are? Really?
Look, brakes are the most important safety feature on your car, and should be treated as such. Flushing your brake fluid keeps your brakes functioning properly, which keeps you safe behind the wheel. And a brake fluid flush keeps the rest of the brake system from getting damaged by dirty fluid.
There are only so many ways to say this: A brake fluid flush is important. Treat it as such
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