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Auto Brake fluid flush?

Why is it that a brake fluid flush is something that you need to ask for additional to a auto brake job?

Does the brake fluid in a car/light truck last longer due to some difference in the system, or is it because the shops hate to do flushes?

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its because its adds a significant amount to the cost of a brake job, people are negligent in their maintenance and generally decline having it done

no it doesnt last any longer and owners manuals that ive read recommend having it flushed/bled every 1-2 years

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Why is it that a brake fluid flush is something that you need to ask for additional to a auto brake job?

Does the brake fluid in a car/light truck last longer due to some difference in the system, or is it because the shops hate to do flushes?
It is because many think that it never needs to be replaced.

Actually only last couple of year I started to see a pattern where bikers started to talk about it and actually few started to change it. until then most never touched it either.

Dang. most still ride with a stock lines that are over 4 yrs old.

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on the bike... my fluid is replaced 2x a year on the street bike it only gets reg dot4
trackbike is much more frequent

the car is once a year for me

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Most people don't think it needs to be done. Also, it doesn't take long for the bleeder valves to seize up on a car that is driven on salty roads. Now your $100 brake fluid flush turns into a $400 set of brake calipers. We have a kickass vacuum bleeder here that does a fine job of flushing brake fluid but my boss never tries to sell the service and customers never request it.
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That reminds me, I forgot to buy brake fluid for the cars yesterday. Its a 2 year change interval for me, but my cars only get 6 months of driving each every year. (One winter, one summer)
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I probably wouldn't be asking, if it were not for working on the bike.

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brakes have fluid? where is it?

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brakes have fluid? where is it?
its in the blinker reservoir

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its because its adds a significant amount to the cost of a brake job, people are negligent in their maintenance and generally decline having it done

no it doesnt last any longer and owners manuals that ive read recommend having it flushed/bled every 1-2 years
This and it seems ABS controllers love fresh fluid..

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