As with most parts of your vehicle, over time they become worn down with the amount they are used. It’s no secret that your brakes are used often and are essential to the overall safety of you and other drivers on the road. Your brake fluid lives in a confined environment. Over time it can still absorb moisture which can then lead to corrosion in the brake system and even the brake lines. This moisture also lowers the boiling point which affects the vehicle’s brake pedal ability in repeated hard stops.
Typically, cars can go about four to five years without needing a brake flush. But, depending on personal driving habits and the environment it’s driven in, you might need it sooner rather than later. Our factory trained and certified technicians at Jay Wolfe Toyota are happy to check out your vehicle to see if this service is needed. Signs you need a brake fluid exchange:
The frequency your brake fluid needs to be changed varies from make to make and can also be dependent on personal driving habits. Some manufacturers recommend a change once every two years or 20,000 miles. Our professional team at Toyota of West County will always make recommendations based on your owner’s manual.
At Jay Wolfe Toyota of West County, our team of factory trained and certified technicians work hard to accurately diagnose your vehicle using the latest Toyota knowledge. By working with only genuine OEM parts, you are guaranteed the highest quality and longest lasting repairs every time. There’s a reason why drivers in the St. Louis and Baldwin, MO areas prefer our team for everything from routine maintenance to more demanding services and repairs!