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Brake Fluid Exchange Service
Nissan Brake System & Brake Fluid
Every time you push down the brake pedal, the brake system generates power that is passed into the brake calipers that clamp the brake pads against the brake rotors. The clamping action creates friction and resistance necessary to slow down and stop. The entire Brake System requires Hydraulic Brake Fluid that transfers the stopping power generated at the master cylinder into each wheel rotor.
Brake Fluid’s limitation as a brake system hydraulic is the fact that it tends to collect moisture; Brake Fluid can even absorb moisture held in the ambient air as humidity. If any leaks occur in the brake system, the air can cause Brake Fluid to lose integrity. The Nissan Brake System Fluid Exchange & Flush Service at Briggs Nissan is a convenient strategy that can ensure you have a Nissan Brake System at peak performance with maximum stopping power and passenger safety. Briggs Nissan is conveniently located in Manhattan near Junction City, Kansas.
What are the Warning Signs of Brake Fluid Needing Exchange Service?
The Brake Pads are the Brake System component that actually touches the Brake Rotors. To prevent damages and provide reliable stopping, all Brake Pads are designed as a metallic composite that will wear down until nothing remains but metal-on-metal grinding between the brake caliper and rotor. Although the Brake System is complex with many essential components working together each time you press the brake pedal, contaminated Brake Fluid reduces the performance of the brake system. At Briggs Nissan, we always tell our loyal customers to be on the lookout for any of these signs of contaminated Brake Fluid:
Brake system warning light is on
Unusual sounds at the brakes
Leaking Brake Fluid
Brake pedal feels harder or softer
Pungent burning odor
Pulling to a side during braking
What is Exchange & Flush?
Exchange is the term used to describe the draining and refilling of Brake Fluid. Flush takes the Brake System service to the next level by removing every drop of Brake Fluid contamination. Flushing is performed after an Exchange whereby a special tool is employed to push a solvent through the brake system to flush out all of the contaminated Brake Fluid. The flush also conditions the inside of the brake lines to help them remain at peak performance for thousands of more miles. When you need your Brake Fluid Exchanged, it is a good idea to flush because it guarantees the removal of every drop of contamination. Make an appointment today at our service department to service your brake system and have a brake fluid exchange performed.