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How Important Are Brake Fluid Flushes?

Brian Bates

How Important Are Brake Fluid Flushes

The brake system serves a vital role in slowing down and stopping your vehicle. It comprises a hydraulic system that transmits pressure from the brake pedal to create friction on your brake discs and drums. This is why the harder you press on the brake pedal, the faster you will brake. To have an efficient and dependable braking process, you will need clean and seamless brakefluid!

Brake fluid is the fluid that sends pressure from each foot to the brakes. It also serves to lubricate the brake parts and protect them against corrosion. Any troubles within the brake fluid can significantly reduce the braking system's effectiveness, causing a considerable safety hazard. Both bleeding the brakes and flushing the brake fluid can help fix this problem.

Bleeding the Brakes

If you have trapped air in the brake lines, it can cause your brake pedal to feel spongy or loose. If it is an excessive amount, it can even cause all-out brake failure. During a brake bleeding service, a technician will purge all the air bubbles in your brake lines. All four brakes are bled one by one using a bleed screw. 

Brake Fluid Flush

A brake flush is considered more effective because it extends beyond bleeding the brakes. It also involves a high-powered flushing machine to force all of the old fluid out before adding new DOT fluid. While bleeding the brakes entails removing air trapped in the brake lines, a brake flush includes bleeding and pumping completely new fluid into the braking system.

Signs That You Need New Brake Fluid

  • The brake fluid is dark and discolored.
  • The brake pedal feels spongy.
  • Your vehicle is difficult to stop.
  • The brake fluid levels are low.
  • The check engine light comes on. 

EAS Tire & Auto is an honest and trusted repair shop in Colorado with a staff of ASE-certified expert technicians. If you notice any brake issues in your vehicle, please contact or visit us ASAP!

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