What is the difference between a Brake Flush and a Brake Bleed?

What is the difference between a Brake Flush and a Brake Bleed?

There are two types of brake fluid service procedures: bleeding and flushing. Paul Campanella’s Auto and Tire Centers recommend a flush as the best way to service your brake fluid. Let’s look at both and see which makes more sense for you.

Bleeding your Brake System:

The bleeding process involves manually pumping enough new fluid through your brake lines to simply eliminate any air that may be in them. The vehicle’s four brakes are bled individually.]

Flushing your Brake System:

The brake flushing process goes a step beyond. Flushing fully replaces all of your old brake fluid with new clean fluid. This procedure is done with a flushing machine. New brake fluid is forced through the entire hydraulic system until the fluid that exits the system is clean. A brake flush gives you all new brake fluid throughout the braking system.


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