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Brake Fluid Flush

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Merry christmas from Palmerston Mechanical Centre
Our Palmerston workshop will be closed only for the public holidays over Christmas (25th - 26th of December 2017 and 1st of January 2018) and will open for trading as normal all other days over the Christmas period. Ensure you book in your car service well in advance!  

Its really essential to maintain clean Brake Fluid.

Moisture can build up in the fluid 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.

 

Palmerston Mechanical 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's the cost of a Brake System Flush ?

Cost of a brake fluid flush can vary according to vehicle type, and if there are other repairs or maintenance needed to complete the task. While we have the wheels off, 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?

The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preperation, the brake system flush starts with removing the current fluid from the master cylinder. Then the cylinder is filled with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Next, we 'bleed' the brakes and the clean 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?

Just because your fluid might look clean to the naked eye – that doesn't mean it's not dangerous. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, its not always noticeable, but it still makes it more likely to boil. Boiling fluid can cause loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection won't necessarily highlight 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 ?

The standard recommendation is every two years, but your vehicles manufacturer log book may have a different schedule set out – its important to keep in mind these are guidelines and so it is important to check 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 Palmerston Mechanical Centre 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  budget in advance.


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