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Brake Fluid Flush

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Our Lismore workshop will be closed from 12 noon on Friday 22nd December and will open for trading as normal on Monday 8th January 2018. Ensure you book in your car service well in advance!  

Never underestimate the importance of clean Brake Fluid.

It attracts and accumulates water which decreases braking efficiency, increases the corrosion of brake system components and can potentially 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.

 

Lismore Automotive Service 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 changes according to vehicle type, and if there is additional repairs, maintenance or parts necessary 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.

Whats the brake flush procedure?

The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preperation, we then begin by removing the current fluid from the master cylinder. It's then replacedwith fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Then, we 'bleed' the brakes and the fresh 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 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?

While your brake fluid might look pretty clean to you – that doesn't mean it's not dangerous. When water has absorbed into the brake fluid, it might not be evident, but it still affects the boiling point. If the fluid boils it 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.

 

Whats the recommended brake fluid flush schedule?

The general guideline is every two years – but note that these are recommendations and so it is advised to evaluate 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 Lismore Automotive 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.


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