Brake Fluid Change in Stockton, CA
Replacing the brake fluid is essential to ensure proper braking of the vehicle. Brake fluid exchange, aka brake fluid flush, is a vital step in the brake system maintenance. At Toole’s Garage Stockton we offer comprehensive brake maintenance services and repairs, including brake fluid change.
When should the brake fluid be changed? Manufacturers differ in their recommendations – some recommend brake fluid change every 2 years or 20,000 miles, others suggest every 3 years, regardless of mileage. At Toole’s Garage Stockton we can test your vehicle’s brake fluid and let you know if it needs to be replaced.
There are two fundamental reasons why brake fluid needs to be changed. The first reason is that brake fluid is “hygroscopic” – it attracts moisture. Over time, the water content of the brake fluid increases causing sub-optimal functioning of the breaking system, as well as deterioration of some parts of the system.
The other reason is that brake fluid contains special chemicals designed to protect the braking system. These chemicals deteriorate over time, and need to be replaced. It they are not, then their ability to protect the braking system is diminished. If you combine this with increased water content of the brake fluid, you have two factors that accelerate brake system deterioration. Anti-lock brake systems (ABS) are particularly at risk.
At Toole’s Garage Stockton we employ nationally ASE certified technicians with extensive brake system maintenance and repair experience. They will inspect your brake system, test the brake fluid, and will let you know what services (if any) are needed. When you bring your vehicle to our Stockton auto repair facility, you will be greeted by our friendly staff, while our technicians will service your vehicle, including:
- Free digital vehicle inspection with service or repairs
- 36 months / 36,000 miles nationwide warranty for your peace of mind
- Complimentary local Lyft
- Original Equipment or better quality parts
- Military and First Responder discounts
We highly recommend that you request brake inspection while you vehicle is in for a regular oil change. This way you can have both services performed with a single trip, and with minimum inconvenience.
At Toole’s Garage in Stockton we offer comprehensive vehicle maintenance and repairs for all makes and models. Our goal is to provide you with superior service and with peace of mind – this peace of mind comes from knowing that your vehicle is regularly attended to by highly trained professionals.
For your convenience, we offer online appointments. You can also call us at the shop - we love to talk to our clients, and can setup an appointment that works with your schedule, while we talk.