Poway Brake Service
Most manufacturers recommend a brake fluid flush as periodic maintenance. Most German vehicles, like Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, and Mercedes recommend a brake fluid flush every 2 years regardless of mileage. Other manufacturers like Toyota, Lexus, Scion, Infinity, Subaru, and Nissan recommend a brake fluid change every 3 or 4 years. Here at Poway’s Accurate Automotive, we perform a test on the brake fluid which measures the copper content or the water content of the fluid. Our Poway technicians will use this to determine the condition of the brake fluid and determine if a brake fluid change is needed. The way the brake fluid change is completed will also determine the brake flush cost. Some brake repair shops will just suck the fluid out of the brake fluid reservoir, which won’t affect any of the internal components. Our technicians at Poway’s Accurate Automotive will perform the brake fluid exchange by expelling the contaminated fluid from each of the calipers on the vehicle. This is a similar procedure to bleeding brakes and results in ALL the fluid being exchanged. Many of these components, like the brake master cylinder, ABS control module, and calipers rely on clean, moisture-free brake fluid to prevent corrosion buildup. Water ingress into the brake fluid can also lead to the fluid boiling under severe conditions, which could result in brake fade or complete brake failure.
If you are in the Poway area and would like to know if you need a brake fluid flush, come see us at Poway’s Accurate Automotive and we will perform a test on the brake fluid, as well as a complete inspection on the vehicle.