A healthy supply of brake fluid is the life blood of a well functioning hydraulic brake system. As time goes by, brake fluid absorbs moisture and also breaks down due to extreme heat. Brake fluid is one of the key components that allows your brake system to be ultra responsive when you need it most. It’s a good idea to have your brake fluid checked periodically. When it becomes old, contaminated and worn out, it will be time for a brake fluid change, also known as a brake flush. This preventive maintenance procedure consists of pressurizing the brake master cylinder and adding fresh brake fluid into the system. Simultaneously, all the brake lines underneath the vehicle will be opened so that the old contaminated fluid can be drained and removed. This procedure will revive the responsiveness and performance of the hydraulic brake system. If the brakes on your car or truck are not as reactive as they used to be, then it may be time to change the brake fluid. Main Street Shell Service offers preventive maintenance services 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday. Give us a call today at 347-0076 and let us know how we can help.
Brake fluid is hygroscopic which means to absorb or attract moisture from the air. When brake fluid becomes contaminated with water the boiling point decreases reducing breaking performance. Moisture in the brake fluid will cause corrosion to expensive brake system parts.
A brake flush will:
- Maintain the safety and integrity of the brake system.
- Reduce long term maintenance cost.
- Stop corrosion in its tracks.
Recommended every 60,000 miles. Call now to schedule an appointment!