Why does my Brake Fluid need changing regularly?

This is because brake fluid is a hygroscopic fluid - meaning that it absorbs water over time reducing its effectiveness.

If the fluid is not changed before the water content reaches the 3% mark, the water brings down the normal boiling point of the brake fluid and air bubbles are created as a result. Once this happens, the brakes become ineffective and dangerous.

If that wasn't bad enough, a motorist probably won't even be aware that this has taken place because the braking system will appear completely normal until the brake fluid reaches the reduced boiling point - which usually occurs after braking heavily.

Symptoms can be:- the brakes take on a sponge-like feeling and don't work - so the car fails to stop. If the driver happens to be on a hill or driving along a motorway when this happens, the consequences don't even bear thinking about.

Most manufacturer`s recommend changing the brake fluid at least every 2 years (or more regularly for cars fitted with ABS, ESP or for high mileage users).

Our treatment consists of brake bleeding and a full brake fluid replacement, thus ensuring your brake fluid remains at optimum braking efficiency.

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