La Pine Brake System Flush
Safety is at the top of our list. Have peace of mind when your vehicle is serviced with our brake expertise.
There are few good reasons to keep your brake fluid fresh - safety being at the top of the list. Here I’ll list the reasons why you should periodically flush your brake fluid.
Brake fluid, like any other fluid, over time will wear out. But in the case of brake fluid, the term “wear out” means a couple different things. The first and most common failure of brake fluid is one you can’t see. By this I mean it absorbs moisture. When moisture is absorbed into the brake fluid it lowers the fluid's boiling point. This can cause a spongy pedal and longer stopping distances during hard driving conditions. In extreme cases such as mountain driving, you may even lose your braking entirely! (Ever seen a runaway truck ramp? They exist for a reason!)
Moisture in brake fluid also causes other issues like corrosion. Your routine brake jobs will cost you a lot more money when calipers and wheel cylinders have to be replaced due to corroded internal cylinder walls.
Even worse is what happens to the Anti-Lock brake system. Brake modulation valves can get hung up when bits of rusted metal and rubber start floating around in the system. These particles can eliminate Anti-lock braking and can also degrade normal braking ability. Not to mention replacing one of these valves can cost you over $1000!
Brake fluids do contain corrosion inhibitors to help prevent these issues from occurring. Like any other fluid, over time these wear out. The only way to prevent this is to replace the brake fluid before it becomes saturated and the corrosion inhibitors wear out. If you do, it’s likely that all you'll ever have to do to your brakes are routine brake pad and rotor replacements.
- Spongy brake pedal
- Corrosion of brake parts
- Gradual loss of brake function
The Brake Flush Service is the ideal solution. Recommended every 30,000 miles (45,000 km), the Brake Flush Service completely removes all the old brake fluid and replaces it with fresh fluid.
- Prevents corrosion in master cylinder
- Cleans varnish from the brake system
- Removes air from the brake lines
- Replaces worn brake fluid with DOT 3 Brake Fluid
- More responsive brakes
- Increased vehicle safety
- Smoother stopping
- Quieter brakes