We recommend regularly changing your brake fluid at John Banks Suzuki - Every two years minimum....
Brake fluid lives in a sealed system and can survive for years, but moisture from the surrounding air can work its way in through hoses and other parts of the brake system.
Water in the brake lines lowers the boiling point of the fluid, so the ability to stop quickly can diminish in hard stops as heat in the system increases. In addition, over time the moisture can cause internal corrosion in the brake lines, calipers, the master cylinder and other components.
Flushing and replacing brake fluid costs £49 and we are now offering it at £39.99 this month but replacing rusted brake lines and other parts is more expensive, so clearly there's value in keeping up with maintenance.
As a rule of thumb, it's wise to have the brake fluid inspected and perhaps tested for moisture content every few years and no more than every five if you live in a high-humidity area.
You might be able to tell it's time for a change by looking to see if the fluid is still fresh. Brake fluid is often light brown in color, but in some vehicles it's clear (at least when new) and will darken with age, becoming murky from water contamination. A better way is to have it tested by ourselves – the professionals for moisture and see what we recommend.
Brake fluid is as vital to stopping a vehicle as engine oil is to keeping it going, but it doesn't get as much attention as it deserves.
Therefore we have affordable offers for Brake Fluid Change at all our Service Centres.
Enquire about this offer