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Is it really necessary to flush my brake fluid?

Is it really necessary to replace my Brake Fluid? You bet it is!

Contaminated Brake Fluid will decrease the efficiency of your Brakes, and will cause serious damage to expensive Brake parts, such as Calipers, Steel Brake Lines, and ABS Modules over time. 

Our Pataskala customers often ask, "How does my Brake Fluid become contaminated?"  The Brake Hoses on your car are rubber, and rubber is also found in the Master Cylinder and Calipers. Small bits of rubber wear off over time and are washed into the Brake Fluid, causing the clear fluid to become discolored - a sure sign that the system needs flushed.

Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it attracts moisture from the air. Moisture causes the boiling point of the brake fluid to drop. The extreme heat in the Brake system with a high moisture contamination will result in a loss of Brake fluid. This moisture will also cause the metal portions of your Brake Calipers to rust from the inside out. Rusty Calipers leak Brake fluid, driving the cost of Brake repairs higher.   At Central Garage we use an electronic Brake fluid tester to measure the moisture content in the fluid. 

Our Pataskala customers are glad to know our ASE Auto Mechanics check the condition of the Brake fluid during our free courtesy inspection each time we service their car.

According to the Car Care Council, the average motorist who drives 10,000 to 15,000 miles per year uses his brakes about 75,000 times a year! And Brake Failure is the number one fear among driving emergencies. Regular Car Maintenance will put these fears to rest!

At Central Garage we suggest Pataskala motorists have their Brake fluid flushed every two years or 30,000 miles. It's a simple, inexpensive maintenance procedure that will prolong the life of your Brakes and keep them from performing well. 

Our ASE Certified Brake Specialists in Pataskala, are glad to test your Brake fluid and answer your questions. Just one part of our "Old-Fashioned, Personal Service" Give us a call! 

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