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Brake Fluid Flush

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You should never overlook the importance of clean Brake Fluid.

Water can accumulate in the fluid which decreases braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can actually 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.

 

Clem Camage Motors 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 will a Brake system Flush Cost ?

Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and whether there is additonal 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.

How do you do a brake flush?

The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preperation, the next step is removing the old fluid from the master cylinder. We then replace it 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 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?

Checking your brake fluid colour is good, but don’t rely on it, just because it looks clean – that doesn't mean it's not dangerous. If there is water in the brake fluid, you might not see it, but it still might cause the boiling point to drop. Boiling fluid can cause 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 regular should I have my brake fluid changed ?

Its recommended to change your brake fluid every 2 years and your vehicle manufacturer will have a replacement interval specific to your vehicle – still these are recommendations and so it is safest 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 Clem Camage Motors we offer a full 65 point safety check, 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 safety 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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