Is Flushing Your Brake Fluid Necessary?

If you care about your vehicle’s safety, then the brake system should be at the top of your auto maintenance checklist. Aside from having to replace your brake pads on time, one vital part of brake maintenance is fluid service. Brake fluid is responsible for creating the necessary pressure to slow down and stop your vehicle. 

Over time, this clear fluid can be contaminated and absorb moisture, making your vehicle lose its brake effectiveness. If you do not service your brake fluid, you may notice some dangerous signs. 

What Is a Brake Fluid Flush?

The process of a fluid flush involves completely draining out the old brake fluid and adding new and clean brake fluid to the master cylinder. Most entities in the automotive industry recommend flushing fluid every 30,000 miles or every several years. You can also tell by visually inspecting the fluid under the hood. The fluid will appear dirty or darker than usual.

During a fluid flush, your technician may also check for other signs of damage. At Prestige Auto Repair, we can look for any signs of rust or damage to your brake components. We will ensure you leave here with complete confidence and satisfaction with your vehicle’s brake system.

What Are the Signs of Bad Brake Fluid?

  • Soft or spongy brake pedal
  • Brake warning light on
  • Brake fluid discoloration
  • Noisy brakes
  • Overall decrease in brake performance/effectiveness

If you need a brake inspection or brake fluid service soon, please do not hesitate to call or visit Prestige Auto Repair in Mason, OH. We also accept appointments online for your convenience.

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