When Should You Have Your Brake Fluid Changed?

Answer: Every 2-3 years or 24,000-36,000 miles depending on driving conditions

Brakes are your vehicles #1 safety feature. Most people understand their vehicles brake pads and rotors need to be serviced and replaced at regular intervals. The one brake maintenance item that many people neglect is having their dirty, broken-down brake fluid flushed out and replaced with new brake fluid.

There are several factors that contribute to the eventual breakdown of your brake fluid.

  • During regular driving, brake fluid has a tendency to become contaminated from external moisture that can enter through the hydraulic lines.
  • Moisture causes your brake fluid to chemically breakdown leading to internal brake system corrosion resulting in contaminated dirty brake fluid.

When your vehicles brake fluid becomes dirty and contaminated with moisture, it needs to be flushed out and replaced with new brake fluid. Brake fluid flushing will remove unwanted dirty particles and residual moisture. Contaminated brake fluid can lead to tragic consequences and that is why you should have your brake system flushed and fluid replaced when recommended by a qualified brake technician.

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