What to Know About Brake Fluid Flushing

When it comes to your vehicle’s maintenance, brake fluid flushing is probably the most forgotten care practices, but one of the most important steps to ensuring the functionality of your brakes.

And, as a car owner, making sure your brakes are in excellent condition is of the highest importance. Some car owners tend to think that mechanics recommend brake fluid flushing to tack on an extra cost to regular maintenance, but in reality, your brake fluid needs to be flushed on a regular basis.

Why Change your Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it has the capability to hold on and attract water molecules from the atmosphere, causing it to retain moisture. And, with the ability to absorb water so easily, your car’s brake fluid can begin to corrode if not flushed.

After corrosion begins, deterioration will take over the hoses in the hydraulics of your braking system, eventually leading to hard-to-fix problems, and braking issues in your car. As your hoses and valves in your braking system begin to wear out by the corrosion, it can eventually lead to complete replacement of your braking system, which can be costly.

By flushing out old brake fluid, you are giving your brakes the opportunity to avoid corrosion.

When to Change your Brake Fluid?

In order to prevent future costly brake repairs, your brake fluid should be flushed every two years or every time you change your brakes.

A good indicator of when it is time to flush out your brake fluid is the color. Brake fluid that is a dark, amber color signifies the time to flush; however, if your brake fluid is fresh and new, it will resemble a cool, clear color with a yellow tint.

Also, it is even more important to think about flushing your brake fluid because of the hydraulic system used in antilock brake systems. This type of intricate system is much more sensitive to moisture absorption.

Get Your Brakes Flushed

At Quanz Advanced Auto Body, we can take care of your car’s brake fluid flushing. By maintaining and keeping a close eye on your brakes, you will be able to extend the life of your car. We are your one-stop shop for all your braking needs. On top of brake fluid flushing, we will also make any brake adjustments and complete any rotor replacement if needed.

Contact us to speak with an ASE certified technician about your car and its regular maintenance schedule, today.