Because of the way a braking system works – by using a pad to grip a metal disc – there are a number of components that can wear out over time. As a result, brake repair and replacement of parts such as brake pads, brake discs and brake fluid will be required from time to time.
Many vehicle owners make the mistake of waiting until they detect some sign of deterioration or ineffectiveness. We therefore recommend having your vehicle regularly serviced and by having periodic brake checks to assess the condition of the braking system and check whether replacement parts are required before any problems occur.
It is impossible to say exactly how often a repair or replacement is required, not least because different vehicles are used in different ways. For example, stop-start city driving is typically more demanding on your brakes than consistent driving, for example on motorways.
As a general guide, brake fluid will need replacing at least every two years.