Brake Fluid Change in Albany
Brake maintenance is one of the most important aspects of car care, and brake fluid change is an important part of brake maintenance. Brake fluid change, aka brake fluid flush, involves removing old brake fluid and replacing it with brand new brake fluid that is formulated for your vehicle’s make and model. Periodical replacement of the brake fluid helps to keep the braking system functioning at its best. Our Albany auto repair shop offer brake fluid change among the many fluid change services we offer.
So why do we need to change brake fluid at all? Because of the chemical changes of the brake fluid over time, and because it absorbs moisture. Brake fluid contains special chemicals, including anti-corrosion agents. Over time they will break down due to age and high operating temperatures. This reinforces the effects of the other negative aspect of the brake fluid - its highly hygroscopic nature. Brake fluid is “hygroscopic” – it absorbs moisture. Over time the water content of the brake fluid increases, which can lead to less efficient braking, and to corrosion of the brake system components.
At Adams Autoworx Albany we recommend changing brake fluid every 2 years or 20,000 miles, but these numbers are not set in stone – we can test the brake fluid in your vehicle and let you know if the tests indicate that brake fluid replacement is advisable. Our technicians, certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), can check not only the brake fluid, but can also inspect entire brake system, brake pads, calipers, brake lines, as well as brake drums and shoes if your vehicle is equipped with these.
When you bring your vehicle to our Albany auto repair shop, whether for brake fluid replacement, or any other service or repair, you can expect not only warm welcome, but also:
- For your peace of mind 36 month / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty
- Complimentary local Lyft for your convenience
- Free digital vehicle inspection with service or repairs
- Original Equipment or better quality parts
- Military and First Responder discounts
We can perform brake inspection during routine oil change, to save you that additional trip to the shop – just let our service advisor know that you want us to inspect your brake system.
Our Albany auto repair facility works on all makes and models, and can perform wide range of auto maintenance services and repairs; we also offer complete tire services. So if your vehicle needs a bit of TLC, make an appointment on our website, or simply call the shop. We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and can set up an appointment at the same time.