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Why do I need to Flush My Brake Fluid?

Why do I need to Flush My Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is “hygroscopic,” which means it actively attracts moisture from the air. This is often touted as the main reason to change your brake fluid. Many of parts of your braking system are made of metal. Flushing the brake fluid can prevent corrosion and failure of those metal components. Also because it attracts moisture water boils at a lower point than brake fluid. So as more moisture is absorbed in the brake fluid it in turn lowers the boiling point of your brake fluid. During hard braking the brake system creates a lot of heat and can boil the brake fluid. This causing the brake fluid to turn from a liquid into a gas. We all know gas is not good in hydraulic systems and will cause your pedal to drop to the floor. When this happens you will lose the ability to Stop. Come in and let our Trained professionals test your brake fluid and system for Free

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How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

How Long Do Brake Pads Last?

Your vehicle's brake system is an integral part of how your vehicle operates. It is important for safety especially, making sure that you are able to slow down to stop when you need to. While brake issues may not occur for you very often, you should be aware of how often your car's brake pads should be replaced in order to keep safe on the road.  Brake pads are the component within the brake system that gently stops your vehicle's tires from rotating when you press down on the brake pedal. The brakes pads will press against the rotor in order to slow or stop the wheels. Since the brake pads undergo a high amount of heat, usage, and pressure, they tend to wear down over time. When you have worn brake pads, metal to metal contact can occur which can lead to a decrease in brake efficiency and other brake part damage.  Good quality brake pads can last anywhere between 30,000 and 60,000 miles, however other factors such as how often you drive your car and your indivi ... read more

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