Flushing and replacing brake fluid might cost $100 or less on many vehicles, but replacing rusted brake lines and other parts can run several hundreds of dollars, so there is value in keeping the fluid maintained.
As we’ve said in the past about maintenance, it’s well worth the effort. In the Braking system itself, there are parts, like the rubber in the valves in the master cylinder, calipers and wheel cylinders deteriorate. When that happens nasty little bits of that flake off and end up in your brake fluid. The fluid becomes old and worn out, moisture gets into the system which leads to rust, adding more nasty bits in your brake fluid. Letting it get dirty and you won’t be stopping as well.
A good rule of thumb is to have your brakes flushed about every 30,000 miles or so. Note, brake flushing and bleeding are two different procedures. Brake flushing involves removing all the brake fluid from the system and getting all-new, clean fluid inside. Brake bleeding just means removing enough brake fluid to get air bubbles out of the brake lines.
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