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Brakes

brakesWhen front wheel disc brakes were first introduced this was a milestone in safe, reliable braking control of motor vehicles. However, operation of disc brakes creates extremely high temperatures which cause rapid oxidation of brake fluid. Anti Lock systems are even more sensitive to fluid deterioration. Brake fluid is formulated with corrosion inhibitors to protect the hydraulic system. Over time these inhibitors are depleted and fluid becomes oxidized. If that isn’t bad enough brake fluid is extremely hydroscopic, meaning it absorbs water. This also diminishes the fluid’s ability to dissipate heat when the brakes are activated.

With our Complete Brake System Service we will:

  • Quickly and effectively flush out all oxidized and corrosive fluid from the brake system
  • Clean brake fluid reservoir
  • Inspect the system for leaks, damage and water
  • Install a specially formulated demoisturized fluid to help prevent corrosion
  • Test vehicle for proper brake operation

Performing this service on your vehicle will:

  • Reduce the risk of brake fade and fluid failure
  • Help prevent leaky wheel cylinders and seals
  • Restore proper “feel” to the brake pedal
  • Help prevent costly brake repairs caused by corrosion to the system

This service is recommended every 2 years or 48,000km and brake fluid should be tested every 24,000km.