Brake Fluid Change

Brake fluid must be changed to avoid brake failure, dirt and debris build-up, moisture contamination and rust.

Brake fluid must be changed to avoid brake failure, dirt and debris build-up, moisture contamination and rust.

Signs your brake fluid needs replacing:

  • Your brake pedal feels soft, bouncy or spongey when pressed
  • Your brakes become less effective or stop working completely
  • You notice strange noises or smells when you brake

How often should brake fluid be replaced?

Most manufacturers recommend changing your brake fluid every two years or 48,000km / 30,000 miles. Check your vehicle handbook for details.

First Stop's fully qualified technicians can check your brake fluid and refill to the correct specification, disposing of any used fluid safely and responsibly.

 

Brake Fluid FAQ's

Can I top up brake fluid?

Brake fluid should never be topped up - mixing old and new fluid reduces performance.

Should I replace the brake fluid if I have my brake pads and discs changed? 

Brake fluid should be replaced every time brake pads are changed, whenever brake disks and pads are changed, every 2 years or when the boiling point of the Brake Fluid is under 165°C (DOT 4) 

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