WhitneyCar service / dealer price
|1998 BMW 328iL62.8L||Service type brake system wash||Retail / Retail Price $ 131.14 $ 161.11|
|2011 BMW 328iL63.0L||Service type brake system wash||Retail / Retail Price $ 138.88 $ 170.90|
|2016 BMW 328iL42.0L Turbo||Service type brake system wash||Retail / Retail Price $ 166.32 $ 214. ### 85|
Yes, but if you ask if this fixes your braking problem, it probably won’t. Depending on the age of the brake fluid, the fresh fluid can be a noticeably tighter pedal. I change the brake fluid every two years and I can tell the difference between the feel of the pedal and the cold fluid.
If you do not change the brake fluid, the braking performance of the car will suffer greatly. This can happen if brake fluid manages to reach boiling point during operation, especially if the boiling point has been artificially lowered due to moisture pollution.
Here’s the short answer: yes, brake fluid can deteriorate. Brake fluid absorbs moisture, reducing performance. It is best to change the brake fluid every two years.
You can’t do all the brake fluid yourself, but you can do the best thing - a fluid change. This procedure does not replace the old fluid with a new one, but it introduces enough new fluid to make a difference.
In any case, check the fluid level in the master cylinder before and after bleeding. To change the fluid, not only empty the main reservoir, but also remove it from the brake lines that connect the brakes to the main reservoir. So yes, the bleeding is part of changing the brake fluid.
Not as much as your oil, but you should still change or wash your car’s coolant. The coolant must be washed off as it degrades over time and can no longer be used to maintain optimum engine temperature and prevent corrosion.
The brake fluid is clear with a slight yellow tinge. The brake fluid should keep the same color as long as it is in the brake reservoir. All brake fluids are almost the same color. When the liquid turns dark, it has collected so much dirt and needs to be replaced.
A brake fluid flush refers to the process of replacing all old brake fluid with fresh, clean brake fluid. This means that when the new liquid is topped up, the old liquid is displaced by the whole system.
Some manufacturers recommend flushing the brake fluid every 45,000 miles, others say every three years regardless of the number of miles traveled, but generally a brake fluid flush is recommended every 20,000 miles or so every two years.
Brake fluid is contaminated, among other things, when moisture is absorbed into the brake fluid through rubber brakes. This moisture breaks up the brake fluid and causes rust in the brake system. Over time, the heat generated during braking deteriorates and contaminates the brake fluid.
You can change your brake fluid, but service facilities now do it with brake discs. If you notice a brake fluid leak or if the brakes need to be drained, top up the brake fluid in the master cylinder to the correct level.
Help keep your braking system efficient and safe by visiting Jiffy Lube® Brake Fluid Change. Our service includes a visual inspection of the brake system, replacement with a new fluid that meets or exceeds the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications, as well as professional disposal of used fluid.