Brake system flush and service

Brake system flush and service in Fredericksburg, Va.

Faulty and worn out brake system is one of the major causes of vehicular accidents. Almost 22 percent of car accidents occur due to mechanical failure of brakes, according to a NHTSA survey. Your car breaking system is undoubtedly of the most essential part of your vehicles safety. Just imagine not being able to stop in time when you need to. So it’s important to have your car regularly maintained by an Airport Auto Sales qualified experts in Fredericksburg, Va.

How does a car break work?

Most modern cars use hydraulic brake components to control their braking system. The hydraulic components comprise your brake master cylinder, brake calipers, and brake wheel cylinders (if your vehicle has drum-type rear brakes). Moreover, even brake hoses and metal brake lines are all hydraulic components.

The brakes of your car work by turning the pressure you apply using your foot (to the brake pedal) into an upward force powerful enough to stop a heavy car or gigantic truck. This is what happens when hydraulic fluid (brake fluid) is compressed. It would not be possible for any of this to occur without the brake fluid.

What is a break fluid?

All hydraulic systems are powered by so-called hydraulic oil. The hydraulic oil that plays a critical role in your car’s braking system is the brake fluid. The brake fluid, thus, plays an important part in the hydraulic process that gives the stopping power. So you can’t operate your brakes properly if you don’t have good brake fluid.

Why your brake system needs to be flushed?

As brake fluid ages, it absorbs air, moisture, sludge, and other contaminants and becomes contaminated. As a result, braking becomes spongy and brake efficiency is significantly reduced. The brake system is flushed to remove moisture and old fluid, and to replace it with fresh, clean fluid. Performing a brake fluid flush ensures that your brake system operates properly and extends the lifespan of the brake components.

When do you need a brake system flushed?

  • Airport Auto Sales qualified experts recommends that the brake system be flushed every 30,000 miles or 2 years, depending on driving and braking patterns.
  • Also, if your brake fluid appears black or brown, it is likely contaminated.
  • Or if your break pedal feels loose and spongy.
  • Or if you feel a reduced braking performance with your vehicle.

Having your brake system serviced will prevent deeper system issues from occurring specially with used cars.

What happens when you have old or contaminated brake fluid?

A brake fluid’s additives help to combat corrosion and fluid breakdown, similar to a motor oil. As with engine oil, brake fluid is changed periodically to ensure their effectiveness and protection. Contamination is also a factor in the short life of brake fluid. Water is absorbed by brake fluids. Every time it is exposed to the air, it draws moisture from the atmosphere. As a result of this moisture, metal parts inside your brake system can rust and corrode leading to poor braking performance or worst a vehicular accident.

Why choose Airport Auto Sales for your brake system flush & service in Fredericksburg, VA?

With over 20 years of experience serving our clients, Airport Auto Sales—Leading Dealers of Used Cars in Fredericksburg, VA can help you maintain your car and keep everything in its top condition and keep you safe on the road. Do not hesitate to reach out to our team of experts if you have problems or concerns with your brake system or any other automotive service or maintenance needs in Fredericksburg, VA. You can also quickly and easily schedule an appointment with us, and we will plan to see you at your most convenient time. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

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