Brake Fluid Change in Walnut Creek, CA
Brake system maintenance is vital to your safety, and one of the periodic brake services is the brake fluid change aka brake fluid flush. Fluid change is necessary, because failure to do so can impact your safety. That’s because brake fluid attracts moisture from the environment. As the water content of the fluid increases, the braking distance may increase significantly. In severe cases, rare though they are, brakes may fail altogether. This is due to the fact that water has a lot lower boiling point than the fresh brake fluid. As it is absorbed into the fluid, it lowers the overall boiling point of the brake fluid – and when the fluid is subject to high temperatures generated by the friction of braking, it can boil off, resulting in the loss of stopping power. Fortunately, brake fluid change is a same-day procedure – we can combine it with an oil change to save you time.
The rule of thumb says your vehicle should have its brake fluid changed every 2 years or 20,000 thousand miles. Some manufacturers recommend every 3 years regardless of the mileage. At Diablo Auto Specialists we prefer a bit more scientific approach – we do a visual inspection of the brake fluid, and we measure water content of the brake fluid using special equipment, and if the brake fluid is beyond acceptable parameters, we will recommend brake fluid exchange.
For your peace of mind, at Diablo Auto Specialists, the premier auto care facility in Walnut Creek, we employ technicians certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) – they combine extensive auto repair experience, with continuing education, and state-of-the-art digital diagnostic equipment to service and repair your vehicle. While performing brake fluid change, we can also inspect brake pads, brake calipers, and check for any signs of brake fluid leaks. With service or repair we also provide:
- Complimentary local Uber/Lyft
- Free digital vehicle inspection
- 36 month / 36,000 mile nationwide warranty for your peace of mind
- Military and First Responder discounts
- Original Equipment or better quality parts
- Quality, Value, Service
We suggest combining oil service with brake inspection, so if it does turn out that brake fluid change is indicated, it can be performed at the same time. We highly recommend regular brake inspections, especially before the rainy season.
Diablo Auto Specialists is a family-owned auto care garage in Walnut Creek that offers broad range of auto services and repairs. We are one of the few shops that have the depth of experience and cutting-edge tools to work on domestic, Asian, and European vehicles. We offer the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your vehicle is serviced, maintained, and repaired by consummate professionals.
So if your vehicle needs brake fluid change, or any outer service or repair, we are open Monday – Friday, just give us a call.