I've bled brake lines before, but never flushed them. Prefer to leave that to a professional using their device.
That woman has no idea what she is talking about and publishes other ridiculous articles.
I actually like Scotty, and notice he said that Toyota was over 10 years old and the fluid was still good, no need to flush it.
Shoot. Ridiculous! I changed the brake fluid in our other car 2 weeks before taking it in to have two engine mounts replaced. I got a phone call saying they highly recommended that I get my brake fluid changed immediately. I said I call that a scam! They were happy to get me out the door quickly after that. So sad they take advantage of people.Funny Story...So I got a cut in the front tire and noticed it the day before Thanksgiving. So I went to the dealership to get it replaced. They had to order a replacement tire so I said go ahead and flush the brake fluid while it is in. Come back from the holiday and get the van home to find they did not flush the brake fluid. Tested and the fluid was 4% water. So back to dealership. They apologize and said they will flush it again. I know they did not flush it at all and many would have taken their word and never checked. I did check and found fraud. The brake flush after the second time proved to have been done correctly. So I guess the point of my response is to check the work you pay for because it's too easy to say you did service and just not do it.
Brake life depends a lot on where you live and drive. Here, there's a traffic light every 1/2 mile. Signals are somewhat synchronized to traffic flow on weekdays. What that means is that they are set for 45 mph, but the speed limits are 40 mph. So brake pad life is not as good as for people that get on the highway and drive 40 miles one-way, morning and evening.Well, I finally got around to flushing the brake fluid. It was pretty easy. I didn't do anything special for the ABS, just use the pedal and my one-man-bleeder kit. Worked great. I did learn that the rear bleeder valve is a 10mm, while the front is 11 mm. After about 1.5 liters, the fluid is looking nice and clean. The pads have a lot of life on them too, which is crazy because I just turned 70k. Bought it with 15k on the odometer. I cleaned them up and added some fresh anti-sieze. Everything is working well now.