BRAKE FLUID EXCHANGE SERVICE in Mississauga serving Brampton
A brake fluid flush or exchange helps your brake system components to last longer and makes your brakes perform better. Brake fluid is what makes your vehicle’s brakes work. The brake fluid causes the brake pads to press against the brake rotors to slow down or stop whenever you put your foot on the brake pedal.
However, over time different contaminants get into the brake fluid such as sludge, air and moisture. In addition, air absorption into brake fluid causes the brakes to feel spongy when you use them. All of this makes a brake fluid exchange service necessary.
A brake fluid exchange or flush not only makes sure that your brake system is performing well, it also makes the components of your brake system last longer. We first remove all of the existing moisture and existing fluid when we flush a brake system, then we put in new, clean fluid.
If you get a mobile mechanic to handle your brake fluid flush, he will remove the fluid by using a handheld vacuum pump and atmospheric pressure, which gets the job done fine. This method does not have the power of a pressure bleeder, but it is industry approved. It’s also very convenient to have a mechanic come to you to bleed your brakes as well.
Below are the steps used in brake fluid flushing or exchange:
- Remove the contaminated brake fluid
- Add the new brake fluid
- Bleed the brakes
- Clean the surfaces where any brake fluid spilled in the bleeding proces
- Test for any fluid leaks
- Inspect rotors, hoses and brake pads
- Test drive the car
You can tell if your brake fluid needs to be flushed by the way the brakes feel when you use them. If the brakes aren’t performing well, or if the pedal feels spongy, then it’s time for a flush. If there’s a black or brown appearance to the brake fluid it’s also time to flush it, since that indicates it’s been contaminated.
Remember to follow the maintenance schedule recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. The general rule for brake fluid exchange intervals is either every 36 months or every 24,000. Using a brake fluid that your car manufacturer recommends is very important.