Brake Fluid Flush and Bleed

OEM manufacturers recommend replacing the brake fluid in your vehicle every two years. Brake fluid absorbs moisture and loses its effectiveness. Our service replaces the fluid and we bleed the brakes with a pressure bleeder with your chosen fluid (sold separately), either OEM or an upgraded aftermarket version.

Spirited driving can quickly overheat OEM brake fluid. We recommend upgrading brake fluid for any driver pushing the limits of braking.

It is necessary to bleed the brakes any time the system is opened, ie. when upgrading brake hoses to stainless steel or removing calipers for painting.

There are a variety of brake fluids available which vary depending on driving style. These fluids are sold in addition to the service and range in price from $15 to $100 per 1/2 liter / 1.05 pint. Most vehicles requires 2 x 1/2 liters.

Additional Information: Brake fluid is hygroscopic, meaning it absorbs water. When new from the bottle, it can be considered "dry" with a higher boiling point. Over time, brake fluid absorbs water lowering its boiling point to the "wet" level. Changing brake fluid removes water from the brake system and is extremely important. Change your brake fluid at least every two years … much more often for cars that see track use. For street cars, wet boiling point numbers are more important than dry because the fluid stays in your car for a long time (change it at least every two years). After months of exposure to humid air and changing climate conditions, brake fluid performance is closer to the wet boiling point than the dry boiling point. When brake fluid boils, it turns into vapor and forms air bubbles. This creates a “soft pedal” and requires excessive pedal travel to apply the brakes properly. Do not confuse this with "brake fade". Brake fade occurs when the brake compound gets too hot from prolonged braking or improper bedding. Brake fade requires greater and greater pedal effort to stop the vehicle; boiling fluid increases pedal travel and makes the pedal feel soft.Due to the extreme temperatures that high performance brake systems operate at, standard brake fluids are not recommended for track use.

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