Regular testing of brake fluid could save your life and others when out on the road

Here we are going to talk about brake fluid and why you should get your levels checked at our car garage pictured below.

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A recent study showed that 1 in 2 motorists are driving around with braking systems that are not effective. 29% of these motorist’s brakes were so badly damaged or worn that every single day they drove the vehicle out on the road they were risking their lives and the lives of others.

So, testing brake fluid is very important and you shouldn’t let it become a silent killer. Here are a few reasons why you should test the brake fluid.

Reason number 1

Brake fluid is purposely designed to be resistant to huge heat and high temperatures. Brake fluid however absorbs water over time and reduces the brake fluid resistance to heat leading brake fluid to vaporise and run out.

Reason number 2

Brace yourself this is a scary reason. Have you ever been in a situation where the brakes sometimes work, then sometimes don’t or are very ineffective. Well this is known as ghost brakes. Brake fluid can turn into vapor due to high temperature levels before restoring itself back to brake fluid, when this happens brakes either work or they don’t.

Reason number 3

Brake fluid can turn to vapor. When you apply the brake pedal the pedal can stick to the floor causing a lock, if your brakes lock then you don’t have control of the vehicle which can lead to bumps out on the road compromising safety for yourself and others.

Getting brake fluid levels checked

These three reasons should be reason enough to ensure that you test your brake fluid levels. Brake fluid testing only takes 5 minutes and we firmly believe that it is better to be safe than sorry. Here at A1 Diagnostics we have all the specialist brake’s technology needed to test your brakes and the brake fluid levels.

We are number one in Cardiff for brake fluid top ups and brake servicing. Here are examples of cars and vehicles we have serviced recently in our garage workshop. Pictured below we have a Hyundai IX20 on one of our ramps having the brakes replaced.

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Below we have a Ford Transit Fan.

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For this vehicle we replaced the brakes and ensured the brake fluid was topped up containing the correct levels.

We can service brakes on vehicles of all kinds from large transit vans to small mini vehicles and major cars brands like Audi, BMW and more. Never think your job is too big or too little for us we can help you with any brake problems you are experiencing.

To conclude if you think you have a braking problem don’t hesitate to get it checked. UK surveys are recognising that over 50% of cars and vehicles driving out on the road have brake fluid below the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.

Contact A1 Diagnostics

Get in touch today for expert advice or to book your vehicle in for an appointment we are happy to help you with any brake queries you have.

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A1-Diagnostics and ECU Repairs
64 Sloper Road
Leckwith,
Cardiff
CF11 8AB

Tel: (029 20) 220380
Fax: (029 20) 223172

Opening Times

Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 6:00pm

Email: info@a1-diagnostics.com

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