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Monthly Archives: January 2020

What is a Brake Fluid Flush?

Many vehicle drivers may have heard of the "brake fluid flush". On the other hand, there are drivers out there who may not even know that the brake system actually runs on fluid. Brake fluid is actually a vital component of the overall brake system, because it is what generates the pressure needed to press down on the brake pedal and initiate the braking process.  The main issue with brake fluid occurs when moisture enters into the fluid. This greatly affects the overall pressure that the brake fluid produces and will cause your brake pedal to become spongy and almost ineffective. This is why a brake fluid flush according to manufacturer recommendations or as needed is important to the safety of your car.  A brake fluid flush is the process of removing the brake fluid flush from the brake lines and replacing it with new, fresh fluid. A similar process, called brake bleeding, is when only part of the fluid is removed in order to target a certain area of air bu ... read more