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    Brake Fluid Replacement – Why is it Important?

    Brake fluid is vital to ensuring your vehicle is safe to drive. However, it is often neglected. Follow these tips to keep your brake fluid at a healthy level and reduce the risk of brake failure.


    What does brake fluid do?

    The purpose of brake fluid is to transfer the force of braking into pressure, causing the vehicle to slow down or come to a stop. Brake fluid also helps lubricate the braking system, reducing damage and corrosion over time.

     

    Why is it important to change brake fluid?

    Most drivers have been in a situation where they have had to quickly slam on our brakes to avoid an accident. Often, it is not the driver’s fault, but the fault of other drivers, pedestrians or obstacles around them.

    The newer your brake fluid is, the quicker your car will be able to come to a complete stop. If you haven’t changed your brake fluid in a while, you run the risk of not being able to stop the car when you need to, creating serious safety risks.

     

    Why does brake fluid deteriorate over time?

    Brake fluid is often subject to very high temperatures. Therefore, it is important that it has a high boiling point. Over time, your brake fluid will absorb moisture, reducing its average boiling point. As a liquid, brake fluid is incompressible. This is what creates the build up of pressure when you apply your brakes. If brake fluid boils, it will turn into gas, which is highly compressible. This will reduce the effectiveness of your car’s braking system.

    brake fluid deterioration graph

     

    When to change your brake fluid?

    For most vehicles, we recommend that the brake fluid is changed every two years or 40,000 km. This will prevent the safety risks associated with brake failure. for vehicle-specific recommendations, consult your car’s manual.

     


    We offer reliable brake fluid changes in Hamilton.

    At Grimmer Motors, we are happy to flush your brake system of old fluid and top it up. This will mean that your risk of brake failure is reduced, and should lengthen the life of your braking system.

    FREE Electronic ABS Brake Tests and more (worth $90)

    When you receive any brake-related service over $49, we will provide you with FREE Electronic Tests (worth $90). For most vehicles, we can perform an electronic scan and print out for your ABS braking system, as well as your engine, automatic transmission and airbag systems.

    car brake system

    We offer the following brake-related services:

    • Brake Master cylinder repair / replacement
    • Brake fluid flushing and replacement
    • Replacement of brake rotors / discs
    • Fixing brake squealing
    • Hand brake adjustment
    • Brake cable repair or replacement
    • Brake shoes replacement
    • Brake wheel cylinder replacement
    • Brake shoe adjustment
    • Replacement of brake pads
    • Brake caliper repair / replacement
    • Brake hose replacement
    • Brake line, brake tube replacement
    • Brake shoes replacement
    • Brake fluid bleeding (we can often use our scan tools for this)
    • ABS brake repairs
    • ABS pump replacement
    • ABS brake modulator valves
    • Brake pressure modulators
    • Brake vacuum booster

    and much more.

    Contact us for reliable, honest brake servicing and repair in Hamilton.

    CONTACT US

    Phone: 07 855 2037

    Email: office@grimmermotors.co.nz

    Address: 998 Heaphy Terrace, Fairfield, Hamilton

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