Bleeding Brakes FAQ

Brake Bleeding FAQs

Take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions if you’re not sure what’s best for your car. Choosing the right car brake bleeding kit is essential when it comes to your vehicle’s maintenance. Many of our customers have the same questions about brake bleeder tools that you have, so we’ve provided some answers and helpful advice below.

Common Questions About Bleeding Brakes

Q: What's the problem with trapped air anyway?

A: Trapped air destroys brake response because air is compressible and results in delayed brake response.

Q: What makes Phoenix Bleeders so good?

A: They are patented and can perform every possible bleeding method (especially "reverse") for removing trapped air.

Q: Which tool should I buy?

A: View the which tool to buy page to find your perfect fit.

Q: Will it work on my vehicle?

A: The tools are not vehicle specific and will work on almost any hydraulic brake or clutch system, even motorcycles, bicycles, RV's, and ATV's

Q: Which bleeding method is the best?

A: Reverse bleeding is the most efficient, but often a combination of bleeding techniques gets the best results.

Q: Why does it work so well with ABS?

A: Reverse bleeding uses fluid paths in which ABS valving offers little to no resistance. ABS manipulates braking pressure and then allows fluid to easily return to the master cylinder.

For more information or to watch our instructional videos, please visit our Video page.

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