Brake Fluid

The Garden Village Garage welcomes Mot testing, car servicing and car repairs on all makes and models of vehicle. Your brake fluid’s condition is reported on during your car’s service. If you want to know more about brake fluid or your brake fluid warning light has come up on your dashboard, watch our video to find out how easy it is to book your car in for a brake fluid check or top-up. We can do this quickly, so do not hesitate to get in contact today.

Why Brake Fluid is important

Hydraulic brake fluid is the is one of the most important components of the braking system. Over a period of time, the fluid will absorb moisture from the atmosphere. This means it becomes less effective and lowers the boiling point of the fluid. Most manufacturers will, therefore, recommend it as preventive maintenance. Brake fluid should be carried out every two years. However, you can check your handbook to see when it best suitable for your car. At the Garden Village Garage, we can have a look if you’re unsure. If you don’t know when it needs to be changed or when it was last changed, we’ll find out. We can examine the composition of the brake fluid and let you know the outcome. We’ll provide recommendations on what we think is the best route of action. And, we’ll check out your car’s service history to make sure you’re on track

Brake fluid change, top-ups, and replacement

Again, we provide brake fluid top ups and a system clean.  If your brake fluid is of poor quality we’ll make sure that gets changed. Over time, if your brake fluid contains moisture it can impact on the braking system. This can cause it to be less effective. Water laden brake fluid promotes corrosion on the brakes. Therefore, it’s always recommended to check your brake fluid, top it up when necessary and clean out the system every once in a while. This can be done subject to manufacturer recommendations.

Your brake fluid also acts as a lubricant, preventing corrosion of moving parts and allowing the braking system to deliver optimum performance. By changing the braking fluid at the recommended intervals, you are also helping to maintain the life of parts and achieving maximum braking efficiency.

Brake Fluid warning light on your dashboard

If you notice that your brake fluid or handbrake light is illuminated on your dashboard & your brake fluid is low, call us on 0333 121 2012 and one of our helpful team will organise a check of your system. Low brake fluid typically means that your brake pads are worn. When brake pads are worn they may require changing. If this is not the case, loss of brake fluid could also be due to a leak which can be dangerous.

Loss of brake fluid could lead to a sudden loss of brakes, spongy brake pedal, reduced braking distance or braking failure. This could impact your safety so it’s best to get it checked out as soon as you can.

Brake repairs at the Garden Village Garage

We provide brake repairs including brake pad, disc, and shoe replacement as well as visual brake inspections. If you’ve noticed there’s a problem with your brakes or they are juddering, squealing or vibrating call us and we will organise it for you.  We’ll do the repairs for you to reinstate your peace of mind. Whatever issue needs fixing with your car, we’ll contact you with the problem. We’ll also include a no obligation quote so that you can make an informed decision about which repairs you want. With your approval, we’ll repair your brakes and get your car back to you so you can get back on the road as soon as possible. Contact us today or book online using the cool booking tool below!

Booking brake repairs and a brake fluid change online

The garden Village Garage online booking tool is easy to use for all our customers. You can quickly book online easily for any brake repairs, brake fluid top-ups, MOT tests, car servicing and general car repairs. Enter in your car registration and select ‘visual inspection’ if you want us to take a look at your brakes or brake fluid. Whilst we’re always happy to provide advice and guidance over the phone, it’s always best for us to take a look in order to diagnose the problem accurately and provide you with a proper quote. Book online or contact us for any car repairs and brake fluid services.