Brake Fluid Flush

It is recommended by most vehicle manufacturers that your brake fluid be completely flushed at a minimum of every two years to prevent brake system failure.

While a brake fluid flush is done as part of a log book service if it is part of the manufacturers recommendations – sometimes we might advise you need one outside of the recommended schedule if we feel it's necessary for your safety and we are always happy to discuss the reasons for our recommendations with you.


What happens during a brake fluid flush?

  • The car is placed on the hoist to allow access to the brake system.
  • The old fluid from the master cylinder is drained.
  • Fresh new, quality brake fluid of the correct type is placed in the system.
  • The new fluid is pumped or ‘flushed’ through the system, completely replacing the old.
  • Each brake is allowed to 'bleed' out to ensure there is no air in the lines.
  • The rest of the brake system is checked for any signs of damage or wear that needs attention and advise you if necessary.
  • The vehicle is taken for a test drive.

Remember, if you are towing heavy loads such as caravans and trailers, it is important replace your brake fluid more regularly as the heavy braking that occurs under these conditions can lead to faster breakdown of your brake fluid. 



How much does a brake fluid replacement cost?

A brake fluid flush can cost anywhere from $70 to over $120 depending on the vehicle type and if there are any other repairs required to complete the task. If, during our inspection of your brake system, we identify any other repairs needed to your brakes we will contact you to confirm and discuss before proceeding. Call your local REPCO Authorised Service centre to get a quote on a brake fluid flush.

Brake Fluid - Why replace it?

Brake fluid loses its effectiveness over time because it absorbs moisture. Once the brake fluid is contaminated with water it can rust your brakes and vaporise during braking – if left unchecked this will lead to brake failure eventually which is why it is so important to monitor and maintain your brake fluid.

What is brake fluid?

It is the lifeblood of the brake hydraulic system in your car. Brake fluid transfers the pressure you apply on the brake pedal to the brakes at the wheels of your car.

What happens as it ages?

Brake fluid is very hygroscopic, which means it absorbs water. This lowers the boiling point of the fluid and introduces moisture into the components of the brake system.

How does this affect safety?

With a lower boiling point, the heat generated from normal braking can cause old brake fluid to boil, which in turn causes loss of braking pressure or complete brake failure. Which means your brakes could fail to stop you when you need it most – in an emergency.

How can it save money?

The moisture in brake fluid causes brake components to rust internally and need to be replaced earlier than expected. The cost of replacing brake fluid regularly is very low compared to replacing the brake system.

How often should brake fluid be replaced?

Repco Authorised Service recommend every two years. This is in line with most car manufacturers recommendations. But if there is any doubt as to its age we recommend replacing it.


How Do I Find a Brake Fluid Replacement Near Me ? 

Select your State below to find the Repco Authorised Service Brake Fluid Flush Centre nearest you.

McDougall Hill Singleton
02 6572 4811 CALL US
Pennant Hills
02 9481 0400 CALL US
Smeaton Grange
02 4647 2377 CALL US
North Rockhampton
07 4922 5923 CALL US
Hampstead Gardens
08 8261 5465 CALL US
Salisbury Plain
08 8283 0211 CALL US
Woodville Park
08 8345 4800 CALL US
Frankston South
03 5971 1174 CALL US
Golden Square
03 5442 2226 CALL US
North Fitzroy
03 9481 6948 CALL US
Sunshine North
03 9367 2033 CALL US