Does Brake Fluid Need to Be Flushed?

When thinking about your vehicle's brake system, the brake pads probably come to mind. However, did you know that the brake system is actually hydraulic, meaning that it uses power from brake fluid for the entire system to work? Many drivers aren't aware of this, which is why they may not understand what a brake fluid flush is or if they even need it. 

Your vehicle's brakes are one of the most important safety features, which is why brake maintenance is so important. Having regular brake inspections can catch any problems early on and ensure that your brakes are operating at their best so that you can stay safe on the road. 

When you press down on the brake pedal, brake fluid creates the power that makes the system turn so that your vehicle slows down or stops. Over time, what happens is that the many different seals and rubber parts within the system can begin to wear down, which can cause leaking and also cause dirt and debris to contaminate the brake fluid. 

When the brake fluid becomes dirty, it is less effective and can \ultimately cause problems when it comes to braking. In the instance that your brake fluid is very dirty, a brake fluid flush will most likely be recommended. A brake fluid flush is a service that removes all of the old fluid from the system and replaces it with clean, fresh brake fluid. This service is typically only recommended as needed or as recommended by your vehicle's manufacturer, which can vary between every 30,000 to every 50,000 miles. 

A brake fluid flush can help restore your vehicle's brakes, and ensure that you'll be able to slow or stop safely on the road when you need to. If you suspect that you're due for a brake fluid flush, we invite you into our shop here at German Motorworks today! 

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