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    Is Brake Fluid change/top up inc in Service?

    My Astra has just had the report back from a service. I thought brake fluid change/top up was included in a full service? Can someone just advise.

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    As far as I'm aware, its not included. Depends where you go though. Any decent garage will at least check the whole system over.
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    very unlikely to be included

    even if it was - i doubt it would be picked up lol

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    I used to work at a main dealer and brake fluid was not included in a service.

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    I have never known it to be included in a service at my local main dealer - Lookers. They advise it needs changing every 2 years and charge extra - with all the other extras they prefer you to have!
    I just wish garages would redefine what they do and have a basic service or an enhanced one with everything that needs doing and two different prices!
    Does the latest standard of brake fluid suffer the same way or degrade as much now?

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    The dealers will quite happily top up your windscreen wash bottle, even if its already brim full lol, and they charge for it!

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    Brake fluid Needs changing as It's Hydroscopic (absorbs water from the air) which lowers it's boiling point resulting in brake fade and / or spongey pedal feel.

    Brake fluid shoudn't need topping up as it indicates the wear of the pads / shoes.

    If it's low either the pads or shoes need replacing or there is aleak in the brake system.
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