Preventive Maintenance – Brake Flush

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A brake fluid flush is a key part or preventive maintenance for your vehicle. Many car owners do not realize that a brake fluid flush is a service that should be on their regular maintenance list and others feel as though their mechanic is trying to take advantage of them by selling an unneeded service whenever a brake fluid flush […] Read more »

What is Brake Fluid Made Of?

Brake Fluid

What is Brake Fluid Made From? We get asked that question all the time. Apparantly people think it is some kind of magical fluid that never gets dirty, never gets old and never needs changing.  Brake fluid, from our point of view, is possibly the single most neglected component of the automobile. Most drivers check their […] Read more »

Changing Brake Fluid

Brakes and changing brake fluid You need to flush and replace the brake fluid inside your brake system every two years to three years. Have your brake fluid tested for water before flushing the old brake fluid but if your fluid is more that three years old, it is an integral part of your car […] Read more »

Brake Calipers

Brake calipers

Brake Calipers Brake calipers are extremely important for your car's ability to stop and are arguably one of the most essential automobile brake parts. Many people worry about brake fluid, and that is important, but brake calipers need checking much more often than brake fluid. Most vehicles have disc brakes, at least for the front wheels. […] Read more »

Brake Fluid

What Does the Brake Fluid Level Indicate? Twist off the fluid reservoir cap, find the dipstick and wipe it off with a clean, dry rag. Screw it back on, then off again, and look at the dipstick. Do you see exactly where the line is between the bottom wet part and also the dry part? […] Read more »

Brake Fluid

What are the differences between brake fluids? Brake fluid is referred to by its DOT number and may be any of four types, although most passenger vehicles in the United states take either DOT 3 or DOT 4. The DOT component refers back to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which issues comprehensive requirements for all […] Read more »