When was the last time you booked a brake fluid change? If you can’t remember, or you don’t think you’ve ever booked one, you could be in serious trouble. Brake fluid plays a vital role in stopping your car because it transfers pressure onto the slave cylinder when you press the pedal. No fluid means no pressure – and no pressure means your car won’t stop.
There are three main reasons why a brake fluid change is important to you, so read on to find out why you should take better care of your braking system and book an appointment today.
A brake fluid replacement is quick and easy for us to complete, so we don’t charge over the odds. What’s more, it’s only necessary once every two years as brake fluid is quite durable. However, if you notice any issues with your brakes, don’t hesitate to book an appointment before that time period has elapsed. Brake repairs are far more expensive than a fluid change, and a leaky brake fluid pipe or contaminated fluid which isn’t fixed could see costs quickly spiralling out of control.
Like we mentioned earlier, your brake fluid plays an important part in stopping your car. Because of the amount of friction generated in the braking system, it needs to have a very high boiling point to keep it effective. However, brake fluid absorbs water. This can cause the boiling point to drop over time. And boiling brake fluid is no good to anyone.
Rust and other gunk can also contaminate your brake fluid. If you notice that your brake fluid is discoloured or there are flakes in it, you need to book a brake fluid change immediately. This is because your brake fluid is compromised and highly ineffective. Ignoring these signs cause more problems than they’re worth.
Ignoring the warning signs of a brake fluid change can lead to you ‘losing’ your brakes. If this happens, the pedal will drop straight to the floor when you press it and your car won’t stop. You can also cause extra damage to your braking system by using it when it’s inefficient or in need of repair. Brake wear and tear is natural – allowing that wear and tear to develop unnecessarily leads to severe issues.
That’s where Auto Solutions in East Kilbride come in. We can offer a high-quality brake fluid change to provide all these benefits to your car. If you can’t remember the last time you checked your brake fluid, why not book an appointment online today? It’s quick and easy to do with our online booking tool and will give you peace of mind about the quality of your brakes for another two years.