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Brake fluid flush or Exchange? Which one would you guys suggest for a 2015 Kia Sedona LX with 116000 miles? It’s been 40000 miles since the brake fluid was last serviced (brake fluid exchange). Does anyone recommend a flush or is the exchange good enough? The brakes seem to be working fine at this time. Also, is an exchange the same thing as bleeding the brakes?

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How much time since the brake fluid was changed/replaced?

Typically brake fluid replacement interval (time not mileage) is around 5 years, but reduced to around 2-3 years in high humidity, which Florida would be.

The brake bleed process is used when replacing fluid - bleeding is typically to expel air, but if the fluid replacement is done correctly then air should not enter the system.

For the ABS there's a procedure and equipment used to cycle the ABS pump during the process - not always done by some folks, and probably not essential.
 

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How much time since the brake fluid was changed/replaced?

Typically brake fluid replacement interval (time not mileage) is around 5 years, but reduced to around 2-3 years in high humidity, which Florida would be.

The brake bleed process is used when replacing fluid - bleeding is typically to expel air, but if the fluid replacement is done correctly then air should not enter the system.

For the ABS there's a procedure and equipment used to cycle the ABS pump during the process - not always done by some folks, and probably not essential.
Thanks for the reply. It’s been almost 3 years since the break fluid exchange service was done, and I do live in Florida. Would you trust someone like a Pep Boys to perform this service? Thanks again.
 

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Pep Boys should be able to do this, but its hit & miss with places like that where there's a high staff turnover.
Consider a reputable independant shop.

I use a cheap reliable tester to decide when to change my fluid.
Amazon.com: ITEQ Brake Fluid Liquid Tester Pen with 5 LED Indicators, Calibrated For DOT3 DOT4 Brake Fluid : Automotive

Here's how I do my brake fluid change:
20S42 - Recall for 2015-18 Edge and 2016-18 MKX - Brake Jounce Hoses - Page 2 - Recalls, TSBs & Warranty - Ford Edge Forum
 

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Pep Boys should be able to do this, but its hit & miss with places like that where there's a high staff turnover.
Consider a reputable independant shop.

I use a cheap reliable tester to decide when to change my fluid.
Amazon.com: ITEQ Brake Fluid Liquid Tester Pen with 5 LED Indicators, Calibrated For DOT3 DOT4 Brake Fluid : Automotive

Here's how I do my brake fluid change:
20S42 - Recall for 2015-18 Edge and 2016-18 MKX - Brake Jounce Hoses - Page 2 - Recalls, TSBs & Warranty - Ford Edge Forum
Thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
 
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