Rick's Auto Service

Mishawaka Auto Repair

Mon - Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Call us: (574) 255-4724

WHY DO I NEED TO FLUSH MY BRAKES?

We’ve been asked “Is Brake Flushing really necessary?”

Braking systems don’t last forever. Parts, like the rubber in the master cylinder valves, calipers and wheel cylinders deteriorate. Those pieces flake off and end up in your brake fluid. Because of every day wear and tear the fluid  gets old and worn out. And, moisture in the system leads to rust, which leads to more nasty bits in your brake fluid. All this adds up to a brake system that has compromised effectiveness and decreased stopping power. A good rule of thumb is to have your brakes flushed about every 30,000 miles or so.

If when driving you notice your vehicle has decreased it’s stopping power, have it inspected way sooner than later, just to be on the safe side.

The picture above is where the technician bleeds the brake line to get all the air out of the system.

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