During a brake fluid exchange service, a certified technician will put your vehicle on a jack to get inside the brake assembly to the bleeder screws. He will open the master cylinder to remove the fluid that is currently inside. At this time, he may assess the brake fluid visually to see if it looks dirty or diluted. Clean brake fluid should be yellow and clear, so if the fluid in your vehicle is brown, black or dotted with specks, this is a sign that it is due for a change. Next, the technician will pour in the new fluid in and start the process of bleeding the brakes to get any air out of the brake line. Attaching a hose to the bleeder screws, he will have a second technician pump the brake pedal to force some liquid out while checking for air bubbles in the hose line. Once the air bubbles are gone and only brake fluid comes out, the technician will top off the brake fluid reservoir and replace the caps to finish the job.
Over time, brake fluid can become contaminated with a number of substances, including dirt, dust, air and water drops. These foreign substances dilute the fluid, making it less effective. This gives the driver a feeling that is sometimes called “spongy” brakes, where it is necessary to push the brakes more than once to get the stopping power desired. Without clean brake fluid, your brake lines or master cylinder can run dry. You also run the risk of the dirt and debris in the fluid getting into the brake system and the rest of the engine, clogging vital parts. If there is water present in the brake fluid and you don’t have it changed regularly, you can also run the risk of brake components rusting prematurely.
LaFontaine Volkswagen offers reliable, affordable service to help keep your vehicle safe year-round. Our dealership is centrally located in Livonia, just a short drive from the nearby cities of Detroit, Taylor, and Westland. Our team of certified technicians uses OEM parts to perform quality repairs that are sure to last, and our parts and labor warranty gives you the added assurance of knowing we stand behind the work we do. Visit us today to see the LaFontaine Volkswagen difference.
Using our state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, our factory trained and certified technicians can take care of just about any service your Volkswagen needs – even something as simple as a windshield wiper blade replacement. Our repairs use genuine OEM parts backed by free parts and labor warranty. Our assured service pricing guarantee ensures you get the most bang for your buck when it comes to your vehicle.