Stop in at Repco for all your brake fluid needs
Stay safe on the road with the correct brake fluid formulated for your vehicle
When your brake pedal is a bit spongey, your brake pads are on the way out, or just to top up your brake fluid reservoir, you need our range of quality brake fluid for the job. Whether a DOT 3 brake fluid, a DOT 4 brake fluid or even a DOT 5.1 means we have the range of formulations specifically designed to suit your vehicle and driving style. As a small but vital component in your vehicles braking system the need to be regularly replacing your brake fluid in line with your service schedule is another step in keeping you and your family safe on the road.
As you browse online or shop at your local Repco store you will discover a vast array of brake fluids from a variety of quality brands such as Penrite, Castrol and Valvoline. Whilst each will have it's own properties they will all conform to a DOT (Department of Transport) rating and be formulated in accordance with stringent specifications. Different types of driving and braking requirements will require differing grades of brake fluid and you should always refer to your vehicle manufacturers specification as noted in the owners manual for the grade required.
What are the differences in DOT ratings on brake fluid?
The main variances between brake fluid is their boiling point and whilst it may seem wise to get the highest grade for you vehicle this isn't advisable. The primary difference between a DOT 3 and DOT 4 is that a DOT 4 will absorb more water over time than a DOT 3 yet have a higher boiling point. The higher boiling point is better for continued heavy braking but the absorption of water has the possibility of corroding brake lines and brake components. As all brake fluid has some element of being hygroscopic this is why the flushing and replacement of your vehicles brake fluid needs to happen on a scheduled basis.
Why it is important to change brake fluid in your vehicle
Over time brake fluid degrades and when this leads to a spongey brake pedal you need to complete a brake fluid flush to remove the old brake fluid. Whilst it may not lead to brake failure nothing incites more dread than a soft brake pedal. Whether drum brakes or disc brakes, this old fluid needs to be evacuated and replaced from the master cylinder and brake lines to ensure your brakes work properly. Always regularly check your brake fluid level to ensure both the safety and correct function of your braking system.
Repco stock the best in brake fluids and components to ensure solid stopping power
As well as a vast choice in brake fluid Repco stock a large range of automotive braking tools that can help you maintain and service your vehicles brakes and give you the peace of mind of troublefree motoring. Brake bleeders,caliper wind back tools and brake fluid testers are just some of the tools that can assist when you are changing brake pads and brake rotors. Using the right tool for the job is also of importance as this will ensure you can get the job done easily and with a minimum of fuss and struggle.
Stocking such reputable brands as Penrite, Castrol and Bosch gives you the confidence that you can complete your brake service using the finest formulations.
Whether it is the safe repair and servicing of your brake system through to any of the major systems on your vehicle, Repco have you covered. Offering a vast array of tools, fluids and components to make any job as simple and straight forward as possible means we can help you get back on the road sooner. Shop online or stop in at a local Repco store near you to pick the right brake fluid to keep you, your occupants and your vehicle safe.