Valvoline Brake Fluid Service Cost

Brake fluid is a special type of hydraulic fluid that works in tandem with your car’s braking system. It plays a critical role in the process of friction, which brings your vehicle to a stop by pressing the brake pads against the rotors. Brake fluid plays an important role in transferring force into pressure so that you can control your vehicle and bring it to a quick stop.

The way it works:

  • The driver pushes down on the brakes inside of their vehicle. This action compresses the brake lines and sends signals throughout the braking system.
  • The compressed lines are filled with brake fluid that then amplifies this pressure and transfers this force to each wheel individually.
  • As each wheel receives this amplified pressure from the braking system, it moves along the disc or drum – stopping your vehicle safely and efficiently without skidding or spinning out of control

The cost of a brake fluid service varies from one vehicle to the next based on several factors.

If you’re considering having a brake fluid service performed, it’s generally easier to afford if you have a newer vehicle, whether it’s new or used. Older vehicles may use different brake fluids with higher prices. For instance, some brake fluid services cost more with DOT 3 than DOT 4 compared to the same service performed on another vehicle.

If your vehicle is newer and uses DOT 3 fluid, the cost of a brake fluid service probably will be between $50 and $75 depending on the size of the repair needed. For instance, the brakes on my truck are fairly simple: that’s why I can pay less than $50 for a brake fluid service since my car is relatively new and well-maintained.

Brake fluid services are important for your vehicle because it reduces the risk of brake failure.

The brake fluid in your vehicle is responsible for the movement of the brake calipers or wheel cylinders when you push on the brake pedal. The brake fluid is also known to absorb moisture, which can become corrosive over time, causing damage to other parts of your braking system. As a result, it’s important to check the condition and level of your brake fluid on a regular basis. At Valvoline Express Care, our certified technicians will perform a brake fluid service that includes:

  • Checking and adjusting the level of the brake fluid
  • Checking and adjusting the condition of the brake fluid (moisture content)
  • Changing out any contaminated or corroded parts

Many people don’t know that brake fluid needs to be changed or flushed every 2 years or 24,000 miles.

Many people don’t know that brake fluid needs to be changed or flushed every 2 years or 24,000 miles.

Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it attracts and holds water. Water in the brake fluid can cause corrosion and damage to the braking system. The brake fluid service instructions vary based on the make and model of the vehicle. Valvoline™ experts check all auto parts manufacturers’ manuals before performing any service to ensure we follow each car maker’s recommendations for your specific vehicle.

Steven Hatman
Steven Hatman

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