Is this just another upselling tactic at the front counter?
Is Brake fluid flush really necessary?
Brakes are the most necessary component of vehicle safety, therefore the short answer is yes
- We recommend at least every 2 years, 30,000 or when the test process indicates acid brake fluid environment.
- You can’t determine brake fluid condition by moisture, color, time or vehicle mileage
- We test strip every vehicle that comes in for inspections and Oil services
- Brake fluid lives in an extreme environment, extremely high temperatures and extremely high pressures.
What can fail if I don’t flush brake fluid?
- Over time the moisture in brake fluid will increase
- The increase will change the acidic level of brake fluid
- The increase of acidic levels creates rust
- Rust can eventually bind up the calipers or make the calipers stick
- Sticking calipers ruin brake pads and rotors
- The acidic level will also make the rubber sections of the brake system brittle
- A brittle brake hose can rupture resulting in loss of brakes
- Brake fluid needs to be treated like any other fluid and routinely flushed
- Brake systems maintained and filled with correct fluid, without moisture and regulator changes the above failures should not occur.
- Considering the inexpensive cost of a routine brake fluid flush, vs. the potential system damage and safety issues this is must routine maintenance item