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Frequent flushing saves lives

You should never overlook the importance of clean Brake Fluid, but just because it looks clean doesn't mean it is up to the task.

Water can accumulate in the fluid which decreases braking efficiency and increases the corrosion of brake system components. Clean brake fluid not only protects your safety it also prolongs the life of your braking system components by preventing corrosion.

Whilst maintaining sufficient levels of brake fluid is important, the fact is that brake fluid will degrade over time and eventually need to be replaced completely. This is a task for a mechanic to take care of as just looking clean is no guarantee the brake fluid has not lost it's protective qualities. A qualified mechanic has the knowledge and experience you can trust to have the job done the right way.

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Clem Camage Motors are qualified to perform a wide range of brake services and repairs using quality parts, all covered by our nationwide warranty.

What will a brake system flush cost ?

Cost of a brake fluid flush depends on vehicle type, and whether there are additional repairs or maintenance required to complete the task. While we are working on your brake system, we will also check the calipers, wheel cylinders, brake hoses, brake lines, and master cylinder for any faults or signs of wear that need to be addressed and advise you if necessary.

If you would like to know costs - give our friendly staff a call to discuss your car and get a quote. If during the procedure we do notice something that needs extra attention that will affect our quote we will always call you to confirm before proceeding.

How do you do a brake flush?

The car is placed on the hoist and the wheels are removed in preperation, the next step is removing the old fluid from the master cylinder. We then replace it with fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type. Following this, the brakes are 'bled' and the new fluid flushes through the system, completely replacing the old. We will also check over the rest of the brake system for any signs of damage or wear that needs attention and advise you if necessary.

A brake fluid flush can be done as part of a scheduled service - but sometimes we might advise you need one outside of a regular schedule if we feel it's necessary. We are always happy to discuss the reasons why with you.

Why do I need to flush my brake fluid - it looks clean to me?

Checking your brake fluid colour is good, but don't rely on it, just because it looks clean - that doesn't mean it's not dangerous. If there is water in the brake fluid, you might not see it, but it still might cause the boiling point to drop. Boiling fluid can cause loss of braking pressure or even sudden and unexpected brake failure. A visual inspection won't necessarily tell you if there is dangerous amounts of water in your brake fluid, only a professional boiling point test can tell you this.

How regular should i have my brake fluid changed ?

Its recommended to change your brake fluid every 2 years and your vehicle manufacturer will have a replacement interval specific to your vehicle - still these are recommendations only and so it is safest to monitor the condition of your brake fluid on a regular basis.

When it comes to brake safety - we don't stop - so you will when you need to.

At Clem Camage Motors we offer a full 65 Point Vehicle Inspection report, upon request, with every full car service which includes a written review of your brake fluid, master cylinder, front and back discs and pads, calipers and cylinders and more. This Vehicle Inspection report lets you know if there is immediate or future need for repairs to your vehicle allowing you to budget in advance.

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