One of the best ways to avoid deterioration of brake components is to replace brake ﬂuid regularly. This regular maintenance procedure can help avert costly repairs and ensure safety. How? Brake ﬂuid is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture even in a sealed system. As the brake ﬂuid absorbs moisture, copper alloy in the seams of steel brake lines are subject to corrosion. As the copper corrodes and eventually dissolves the ﬂuid, the rubber seals come under attack. Because brake ﬂuid contamination is more common than most vehicle owners realize, some manufacturers recommend that brake ﬂuid be ﬂushed every 2 years. Brake ﬂuid naturally darkens over time, but coloration reveals little about brake ﬂuid’s condition. It is better to rely on a replacement time table. Brake ﬂuid should be routinely drained and ﬂushed to help prevent corrosion and premature wear of hydraulic components. We service all makes and models—cars, SUVs, pickup trucks, and mini vans. One of our ASE Certiﬁed Technicians can perform a thorough maintenance check and service as needed so you enjoy peace of mind and avoid breakdowns.
HINT: To test brake ﬂuid condition, test strips (which turn color in the presence of copper) or an electronic conductivity tester that measures the moisture content in brake ﬂuid may be used.