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Brake Fluid Change/Service

  • 1 h
  • 69 British pounds
  • Hessle Road Hull

Service Description

The brake system in a Mercedes-Benz consists of an interconnected array of components which operate with precision, speed and often extreme force over a wide range of operating temperatures and environmental conditions. From the brake calipers at each wheel, to under hood components such as the master cylinder and pump for Antilock Brake System (ABS) and Electronic Stability Control (ESP), the brake system contains complex parts that rely on brake fluid to perform their hydraulic tasks. Brake fluid is highly hygroscopic which means it tends to absorb moisture with age. This moisture consequentially creates corrosion within internal brake components and decreases the boiling point of the brake fluid, thereby reducing braking effectiveness. The recommended interval for replacing brake fluid is every 2 years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first. The procedure used to replace brake fluid must be performed using approved pressure bleeding machines and "DOT 4 plus" brake fluid. The machine that is used by Mer-Tech technicians are designed to operate at pressures which ensure proper evacuation of the fluid and won't damage any of the precision braking components. These machines also ensure that new brake fluid entering the brake system is free of moisture. If non-approved fluids are used or if the brake fluid becomes contaminated, severe damage to brake components or brake failure can occur.

Contact Details

  • 602 Hessle Road, Hull HU3 5JA, UK

    + 01482210053

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