Brake Fluid Change
- 1 hr1 hour
- 80 Canadian dollars$80
- Hillmount Road
To put it in the most simple way, your brakes don’t work without brake fluid. It’s a hydraulic system. Brake pressure pushes fluid down to your brakes, pushing the pads onto the rotor. The rotors are attached to the wheel hubs, and spin as the wheel turns. More pressure causes the car to slow down. No fluid, no pressure. You have an emergency brake (also known as a parking brake), but it's often too weak to really stop the car in an emergency. So if there is a brake fluid leak, it's a big deal. You should fix it immediately, and you should not drive it until it is fixed. Even if there are no leaks, you still need to check your brake fluid level and condition regularly. Brake fluid should be light amber and clear in color. If your brake fluid is cloudy or dark, you'll need to flush the system completely, refill it with the correct brand and rating of fluid and then bleed the system of any air bubbles. From time to time, scrape a screwdriver blade along the bottom of the brake fluid reservoir in the master cylinder. If the screwdriver has any gunk on it when you pull it out, that's a sign that the fluid's contaminated.
Workshop & Co. Automotive, 14th Avenue, Markham, ON, Canada