What is brake bleeding?
Brake bleeding is a process of removing air bubbles from the brake system. This significantly improves brake performance by increasing hydraulic pressure. Air bubbles can accumulate in the brake lines over time, and they can cause a spongy feeling when braking and reduce the effectiveness of the braking system. That’s why it’s important to have your brakes bled regularly to ensure optimal performance.
Over time, small pockets of air can become trapped in your car’s brake lines. This can result in your brakes feeling spongy and less effective. As more air enters your brake lines, the brakes become more at risk of failing.
The brake bleeding process typically involves the following steps:
- Checking the brake fluid level and topping it off if necessary
- Attaching a brake bleeding tool to the brake caliper or wheel cylinder
- Opening the bleeder valve and allowing the old brake fluid to flow out
- Closing the bleeder valve and repeating the process until fresh, clean brake fluid flows out
Regular brake bleeding can help to:
- Improve braking performance
- Increase brake life
- Improve safety
- Reduce the risk of brake failure
How are air bubbles bad for your brakes?
Brake fluid is an incompressible liquid, meaning that it is able to work with your braking system to generate hydraulic pressure. Air is compressible, meaning that its presence in your braking system greatly reduces the amount of hydraulic pressure that can be produced.
Low hydraulic pressure results in spongy, less effective brakes and can compromise your safety if the problem becomes severe.
How often should a brake bleed service be performed?
Most manufacturers recommend that you should have your brakes bled every 2-3 years. However, a brake bleed should be performed if your vehicle’s brakes feel less responsive or spongy.
How important is brake bleeding?
When it comes to servicing your car, brake maintenance is an area that should never be neglected.
A routine brake bleed/service can keep your vehicle’s brakes working correctly, allowing them to quickly stop they it needs to. This improves your vehicle’s safety.
A brake bleed also gives mechanics an opportunity to examine your brake system. In many cases, the air in the braking system can be caused by another problem, such as worn brake pads or leaking brake components.
Brake Bleed Services in Hamilton
At Grimmer Motors, we understand the importance of your vehicle’s braking system to your safety and that’s why we offer prompt, efficient and professional services. Our experienced mecahnics will take the time to explain any issues or concerns and will work with you to find the best solution.
Don’t neglect your brakes. Bring your vehicle to our shop for professional brake bleeding services and ensure that your brakes are working at their best.
We also offer advanced and comprehensive brake safety inspections
Don’t hesitate and book your appointment today!
For quick, efficient and honest brake servicing and repairs in Hamilton, contact Grimmer Motors today!