Brake Fluid Replacement Service

Brakes are an important component to your car. According to a recent study, the average driver uses their brakes over 200 times per day. One part of the brake system that is consistently overlooked is brake fluid.

Brake fluid is a liquid substance in the brake system that pushes the calipers to move the brake pads to contact the brake rotor – causing the car to slow down. Parts inside the master cylinder, calipers, and wheel cylinders all come in contact with brake fluid, and can deteriorate over time and cause contamination. Moisture is also absorbed by the brake fluid, which eventually causes either freezing or rusted components. The combination of particles and moisture in the brake fluid leads to reduced stopping power, making your car not as safe to drive.

A BRAKE FLUSH IS NOT THE SAME AS A BRAKE BLEED. A brake flush takes all the brake fluid out of the system and replaces it. A brake bleed is a process that removes just enough brake fluid to get air bubbles out of the system.

Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that you perform a brake fluid replacement every 40,000 miles. If you are experiencing reduced stopping power, make an appointment at Convenience Auto Service today. We have electronic equipment that can measure the moisture content of your fluid. We can advise if you would benefit from a fluid replacement service.