What is a Brake Fluid Flush?

It's no secret that your vehicle's brake system is vital to the overall safety of your vehicle. You rely on your brakes to slow or stop your vehicle on the road when you need to, and a problem with your brakes is always a major cause for concern. You may be familiar with some of the typical brake services, such as brake pad replacement, but are you familiar with brake fluid flushes? 

The brake system in your vehicle is actually hydraulic, meaning that it uses a high-pressure system and fluid in order to create force. When you press down on the brake pedal, a piston is pushed into the brake master cylinder, which is where the brake fluid is. The fluid then gets pushed into other brake cylinders positioned near the actual rotors which is what creates the force needed to press the brake calipers to connect the brake pads with the rotors. Once this is complete, your vehicle will slow or stop!

Since the brake fluid is critical to this process, it is important to ensure that the fluid is always in good condition and is working as it should. Over time, your brake system components can rust and wear down, which can lead to dirt, rust, and grime getting into the brake fluid. When this happens, it causes your brakes to decrease in their efficiency. This is when a brake fluid flush is needed. 

A brake fluid flush is a service that consists of our experts removing your old dirty brake fluid from the system and replacing it with fresh brake fluid. This is a maintenance item that is typically recommended every 30,000 miles or so, but we recommend checking your vehicle's factory-recommended service schedule for more information on when your vehicle needs this service. 

Your brakes are so important to your safety, so never miss a brake maintenance item when you're due. If you're due for brake service or suspect you may need a brake repair, we invite you into our experts here at Service First Automotive Centers. Give us a call or stop by our shop today! 

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