Bleeding brakes isn’t rocket science. However, sometimes it isn’t enough and the brake fluid also needs to be replaced. This especially goes for brakes that use DOT, which absorbs water over time. This can result in enough water being in the system that the boiling point of the brake fluid drops and the braking power begins to fade. To prevent this from happening, DOT fluid should be replaced every 6 months. Below you will find a step-by-step process to both replace the brake fluid and bleed the brakes, so you continue to come to a safe stop.