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Changing Brake Fluid & Coolant

It is recommended by most car manufacturers that the brake fluid is changed by being flushed through the system with new brake fluid as this cleans out all the old contaminated fluid making the braking system safer, more reliable and prolonging the life of the brake components. Contaminated fluid can damage the seals of the brake components which can lead to loss of brake pressure or even losing the brakes altogether. The brake fluid can get hot and boil under heavy braking which can lead to brake fade or loss when it is contaminated, that’s why we change it every 2 years.

Coolant is changed at different frequencies depending on the type and manufacturer recommendations, between every 2 to 5 years. Changing the coolant will prolong the life of the engine as it cools better in the summer and lets it get down to much colder temperatures without freezing in the winter months, also it acts as a rust inhibitor so the system stays clean and empty of engine deposits which can clog the radiators leading to a blown head gasket or not functioning heating in the car.

If you have any questions or need help changing the brake fluid and coolant in your car feel free to get in touch and we’ll do our best to help!