Why and How Often You Need Your Brakes Flushed

Front disc brake on car

We get it. Most people don’t make brake flushing a priority. Some car owners haven’t even heard of it or at least don’t understand the importance of getting a brake flush job. It’s true that you don’t necessarily need brake flushes every 60,000 miles as some mechanics recommend. It’s not a regularly scheduled performance maintenance repair you need to plan so concisely. But here’s the thing: Without that $100 brake flush, you could easily ruin your entire brake system, costing you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Brake flushes are a car repair you should be proactive about. But it’s not necessarily about the mileage — it’s the dirt and contamination that ultimately determine if you should get your brakes flushed.

Inspection: The Only Way to Tell If Your Car Needs a Brake Flush Service

Whether or not you need a brake flush isn’t really determined by mileage. It’s more about how exposed the fluid has been to contaminants like rust, water and dirt — how clean it is. And the only way to know for sure is to inspect the fluid. Brake fluid operates in an enclosed system. In theory, it can go forever. Inevitably, however, it will become dirty due to leaks and other exposure inherent in the brake lines.

The only way to tell if you need a brake flush is to inspect it. If the fluid is a translucent color, you’re good to go. If it’s dark brown, it’s time for a brake flush.

Cincinnati Car Repair with a Specialist’s Touch

In addition to brake flush services, we do a full range of car repairs. We specialize in European vehicles but can service all makes and models. Our ASE certified master mechanics know cars inside and out. It is more than just our job. It is our passion. We’ll repair your vehicle as if it was our own. We strive to exceed your expectations with each and every repair job.

You can always expect world-class car repair for domestic, European, and imported vehicles. We’re not just focused on this single job but maintaining a satisfied relationship of trust for years to come. Serving Cincinnati since 2001, our business is founded on customer satisfaction and confidence. Don’t worry. You’re in good hands. All of our work is guaranteed and certified.

We specialize in:

  • Brakes
  • Suspensions
  • Shocks & struts
  • Exhaust/Muffler
  • Transmissions
  • Air conditioning
  • And more

Give us a call or fill out our online contact form. We’ll get your car in right away. Our technicians are dedicated to your convenience.

How BMW Brakes Work on a Motorcycle

Want to know how to get the best braking power from your BMW motorcycle? First, understand what influences grip. Grip is friction, or more specifically the resistance that the tire has to the road surface. Grip is a critical part of acceleration and braking. While it would seem that the more weight you have, the more reluctance to decelerate. Heavier bikes therefore need stronger brakes, especially at high speeds. The more weight you have, the more grip you need to come to a safe stop. And always give use the front brake while driving downward. It seems counterintuitive, but stops the back of the bike from flipping in front.