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Monthly Archives: October 2020

4 Signs it’s Time for a Brake Flush

4 Signs it’s Time for a Brake Flush

There are several types of fluids your car needs to perform its best. While most drivers remember their engine oil and coolant, the brake fluid is often overlooked. Brake fluid is essential for safe braking. The brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid; this means that any pressure your foot puts on the brake pedal also transfers to the brake pads and wheels. No vehicle component can last forever without proper maintenance. Over time, the brake fluid can break down. In some cases, the lines that carry the fluid can also become worn and damaged. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will have recommendations from the manufacturers on a set time frame brake fluid should be changed. However, your driving habits can play a significant factor in how often you should have your brakes serviced. Below are four common signs it’s time to have your brake fluid changed.  A Burning Smell A noticeable burning smell can indicate that the brakes are overheating. If you recen ... read more