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Why Do Brakes Need To Be Bleeding? Everything You Need To Know!

Air in the brake system can cause the pedal to become spongy, reducing braking power. Bleeding your brakes removes this air, restoring solid pedal feel and reliable braking. This process is critical to ensuring proper functioning of your vehicle's braking system.

What is car brake bleeding?

Braking systems rely on hydraulic fluid to transfer force from the pedal to the brakes. This highly efficient system can be compromised when air enters the lines. Unlike fluids, air is compressible, causing a loss of pressure within the system. This can make the brake pedal feel spongy and reduce braking power. As a result, the system cannot transmit force efficiently.

ABS Brake Bleeding

Air bubbles can form in the brake fluid due to routine maintenance, replacement parts, or the natural intrusion of air over time. The bleeding process eliminates these air bubbles. It pushes fluid into the system to remove air. This process restores full braking efficiency, ensuring safe, consistent performance and precision.

What are the benefits of bleeding car brakes?

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1. Improve braking power

Brake bleeding removes air from the hydraulic system and ensures fluid can flow freely. This direct fluid path maximizes force from the pedal to the brake, enhancing the car's ability to stop quickly and safely.

2. Enhance pedal feel

When the air is removed from the brake line, the pedal will return to firmness. The firm pedal provides precise control of braking, giving the driver better feel and response when pressing, improving handling.

3. Extend system life

Regular bleeding prevents corrosion caused by moisture and air within the brake system. Keeping brake fluid clean and air-free means components like calipers and hoses last longer, reducing the need for frequent repairs and replacements.

What tools do you need to brake effectively?

When the car's ABS regulator is not equipped with a bleeder. The Abs Brake Scan Tool can be used to activate pumps and circulation valves to vent these areas.

The OBD2 scanner can read ABS codes and get clearly identified fault codes regarding ABS malfunctions. With this precise information, you can easily diagnose and fix your vehicle's problems.

The most popular choices among Autel scan tool to bleed ABS module: Autel MaxiCheck Pro, Autel MX808S, Autel MK808BT Pro.

autel maxicheck pro scanner tool

Autel Maxicheck Pro for ABS Brake Auto Bleeding OBD2 Scan Tool

$160.00 USD

autel maxicheck pro scanner tool

Autel MaxiCheck MX808S OBD2 Scanner with Android 11.0, OE-Level All System Diagnostics, Bi-Directional Control, FCA AutoAuth, 36+ Services, NO IP Limitation, Updated of MX808/MK808/MK808BT

$369.00 USD

autel mk808bt pro scanner tool

Autel MaxiCOM MK808BT PRO OBD2 Diagnostic Tool Full Bidirectional Controller IMMO Key Scanner MK808BT Pro/MK808Z-BT Upgraded Ver. Of MK808BT/MK808/MX808 Scanner

$469.00 USD

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