How to Check Brake Fluid

Brake fluid check


If you are wondering if there is a way to check out brake fluids in the Crete area, you are in luck. It is no secret that your brakes are one of the most important elements of your vehicle, so it is important to make sure your brakes are working properly and are not worn down. Learn more with our Omaha dealership, and visit our service center today. 

What is Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that helps your brake pedal move smoothly. You can lubricate your braking system to keep any corrosion from building up. Consult your owner’s manual to figure out which oil to put into your vehicle, and learn more about how to check brake fluid yourself below:

  1. Locate your vehicle’s brake fluid reservoir on the master cylinder under the hood. Each vehicle has a different reservoir location, so make sure to check out the owner’s manual.
  2. Check out the minimum or maximum lines and consult the brake fluid against the lines. If the brake fluids are closer to the minimum line then you should take your vehicle for a brake fluid replacement. Schedule a service appointment with us soon. 
  3. Take a look at the color of the brake fluid. If your vehicle’s oil is dark brown or black like oil, you may need a brake fluid flush.

What Color is Brake Fluid Normally? 

Generally, new brake fluid should be clear with a yellow-ish tint to it. The color of the oil generally changes over time, where it develops a more dark oil-like color collecting dirt and debris. This can affect your vehicle over time, so make sure to get your vehicle checked over time.

Brake Fluid Service Intervals

You should check your brake fluid with every oil change or at least once a year. Brake fluid can last four to five years, but this really depends on your vehicle’s driving habits and conditions. Schedule an appointment with our OEM certified center, and we can walk you through the process. 

Learn More at Sid Dillon Hyundai Today!

Now that you know how to check your brake fluids, contact us whenever you are in the Seward area. Our technicians can help you with any issue you might have from car brakes, brake lines, engine compartments, and more.

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