Brake Fluid Replacement | Auto Repair

Making sure your car’s breaks are well maintained should be a number 1 priority. When you think about it, your breaks are the part of your car you use most frequently.  In fact, the average motorist uses their breaks about 75,000 times a year.  Who better to make sure you come to a safe stop every time than your professionals at Quality Lube Plus?

How often should you replace your Brake Fluid?

It is wise to check with your car’s manufacturer to see how often your brake fluid should be changed.  But, most likely, it’s something that needs to be done every 3-4 years to be safe.  This period of time also varies depending on your driving conditions.  If any of the following situations apply to your driving, then you should follow a “severe schedule” and have your brake fluid changed more frequently:

  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Most trips are less than 10 miles
  • Frequent stop-and-go traffic conditions
  • Uneven, or unpaved roads

Importance of Brake Fluid

You should have your brake fluid level and conditions checked during an oil change to ensure optimal performance. By having Quality Lube Plus take care of all your car’s needs, we will check for proper brake oil levels and signs that it should be changed.  If your brake oil does show signs of it needing replacement, we can take care of it right on the spot!

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that serves as a medium to create the pressure needed to activate your brakes when you stop.  Over time, this fluid absorbs water within your engine at high temperatures and eventually becomes less effective.  Ultimately, the moisture content reaches a point where the brake fluid is no longer able to function correctly in the brake hydraulic systems.

The best way to avoid any kind of malfunction due to poor brake fluid conditions is to take your vehicle to professional auto shops on a regular basis.  Quality Lube Plus is just the auto shop you are looking for to receive exceptional service and results!