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2010 Acura TL Base 4dr Sedan 2WD

2010 Acura TL
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Front-Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
18 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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March 23, 2013, 11:44 am

Melvin W

Question: I was offered a brake system flush

There are 29000 miles on the car and the dealer offered me a brake system flush for $99.95. This is the first time I have ever heard of this procedure on any car I've ever owned

March 23, 2013, 4:29 pm

Ron W
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I don't recommend flushes in general.

And certainly not for a vehicle with only 29K miles on it. Brake fluid is hygroscopic (it absorbs moisture from the air) so over time it can become contaminated, but that doesn't usually happen for years on a sealed system.

Unless you are having braking issues or need to replace a component in the brake's hydraulic circuit, I wouldn't flush it.

You'd get more for your money and be be better off taking the family out to dinner with your $100.

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