FAQ

Product Information

I have been bleeding brakes for many years, why should I use Speed-Bleed?
Numerous brake bleeding methods and tools have been used to varying degrees of success. The Speedi-Bleed pressure bleeder just provides a faster, easier method that produces a more effective brake bleeding solution with fewer hassles.

see Why Use Speedi-Bleed for more information
What is the difference between Pro and DIY Speedi-Bleed kits?
The differences are in a few components of the pressure bottle and inclusion of plastic tool case with all pro kits. Both kits include pressure regulator/gauge, CNC machined adapter(s), and quick release coupling.
see Pro vs DIY Bleeder for more information
Will Speedi-Bleed work with all vehicles?
The 7 adapters will provide aprox 98% coverage of all domestic and import vehicles. The exceptions are primarily Toyota and Honda models where the C100 Universal adapter is used (versus with custom adapter), and where accessibility to the master cylinder reservoir is difficult.
Which Speedi-Bleed adapter/kit will fit my vehicle?
Refer to "Find Your Brake Bleeder" (in left side bar) or see Application Hookup Chart

Replacement Parts

Are replacement parts available?
Yes, replacement parts can be purchased from our Parts & Accessories page, or by phoning our toll free number 1-866-677-3334

Shipping / Returns

How long will my order take to arrive?
Most orders are shipped from our location within 2 days. The time to receive your order will depend on your location. The standard shipping method within North America is either Fed-EX Ground or Canada Post. Faster express shipping is available for additional cost.
Destination Standard Express
USA (west) 3-4 business days 1-2 business days
USA (central) 4-6 business days 1-2 business days
USA (east) 5-7 business days 1-2 business days
Canada (BC) 1-3 business days 1-2 business days
Canada (except BC) 4-6 business days 1-2 business days
International (air) 9-14 business days 2-4 business days
International (surface) 4-6 weeks Not applicable
Can I return my order for a refund?
If item has not been used it can be returned within 30 days of purchase for full refund.
What is the procedure to return product?
Please complete the following:

1. Phone 1-866-677-3334 or email sales@speedibleed.com
2. Re-package product
3. Label and ship PREPAID to:

Hi-Lo Distributors
Unit 129 – 720 6th St.
New Westminster, BC
Canada, V3L 3C5

More information: Policies

Warranty

Does my Speedi-Bleed come with a warranty?
Yes, all products include 2 year warranty
What does the warranty cover?
All products are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship for 2 year from the date of purchase. During this period, seller will repair or, at its option, replace the defective parts. This warranty does not cover a product subjected to misuse or accidental damage.

How to Order

How can I purchase Speedi-Bleed?
2 different methods are available
• Website Shopping Cart
• Distributor
What forms of payment are accepted?
3 different methods of payment are available:
• Credit Card
• PayPal account
• Money Order

Note: If paying by money order, please mail payment with item part number(s) to:

Hi-Lo Distributors
Unit 129 – 720 6th St.
New Westminster, BC
Canada, V3L 3C5

Orders will be shipped upon approval of funds by our bank.
Is the online payment method completely safe?
All online transactions are 100% secure and confidential. None of your personal information is stored on our website, The collecting of personal data and the actual payment transaction is fully encrypted, and conducted on the PayPal website. Only your shipping information and the items ordered are forwarded on to Hi-Lo Distributors.
More information Policies / Privacy
Do I need a PayPal account to pay by credit card?
No, after being re-directed to the PayPal site for payment, you will see the following text below the paying by PayPal account option.

"Don't have a PayPal account?"

Click on this text to bypass PayPal login and enter your credit card information and shipping address.

Technical

Will Speedi-Bleed work with ABS brakes?
Yes! The vast majority of vehicles with ABS can be pressure bled without any additional procedures or scan tool required, provided no air has entered the ABS system. If air has entered the ABS side of the brake system (typically from ABS modulator or master cylinder removal, or the fluid reservoir running empty), a scan tool could be required to fully purge the ABS circuits.
A workaround method can work. First bleed conventional brake circuit as usual, next activate ABS system during test drive by locking up the wheel(s), and then re-bleed the brake system. Repeated applications of bleed, drive, bleed, might be required to obtain desired results.
Only perform this procedure at slowest speed possible. A secluded location, such as back road or vacant parking lot should be used. Wet or loose surface, such as dirt or gravel would be optimal.
Will Speedi-Bleed create cavitations and add more air bubbles?
No, Speedi-Bleed effectively removes air bubbles, it does not add more. The manual "two person" brake bleeding method poses a higher risk of creating cavitations and air bubbles, especially if the brake pedal is operated in an overly vigorous manner.
Why use the tire pressure and not other air source
The tire provides a safe, large volume of clean air that can be quickly and easily regulated using the inline Speedi-Bleed pressure regulator. Unlike an air compressor, the tire does not necessitate a water filter / separator, or concern over too high pressure. Hand pump operated pressure bleeders can need re-pumping to build back the pressure drop during the bleeding process. Speedi-Bleed provides a constant air source, setting the working pressure once to 15-20 psi will be enough to complete the bleed procedure.
Note: A complete 4 wheel brake bleed will typically result in only 1-3 psi tire pressure loss.
How much air pressure should I use to bleed the brakes?
10-15 psi will work well for most vehicles. Higher working pressures of 25-30 psi will provide faster fluid flow from the bleed screws, especially at the rear wheels. Always start from 0 psi and slowly increase working pressure with inline regulator, while stopping periodically to check for any leaks.
Note: Certain ABS systems can require higher working pressures, example early Kelsey Hayes used on GM vehicles can require 30-32 psi in order to effectively bleed.