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What Does it Mean to Bleed Brakes?

What Does it Mean to Bleed Brakes?

Brake bleed - not the most pleasant sounding service, and it might not be one that you are super familiar with. While brake bleeding sounds more like a medical procedure, it's actually a common maintenance item performed on brake systems for a specific purpose. Let's look at what exactly a brake bleed is and when it is needed.  Your vehicle's brake system is hydraulic, meaning that it uses a high amount of pressure and fluid in order to create the force needed to slow or stop your vehicle. Over time, air can get into the fluid system, which can decrease the effectiveness of the hydraulic power and cause problems when it comes to your brakes. If too much air gets into the system, it can actually lead to complete brake failure.  When one of our mechanics bleeds your brakes, it's basically a service that removes the air from the system. We bleed out the fluid until no air bubbles are visible in the brake bleeder.  When should I have a brake bleed performe ... read more

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