It is important to learn to check and currency brake fluid in your vehicle to maintain its safety. This process is simple and direct.
First you must find the brake fluid reservoir located usually behind the engine compartment. If you can not find the tank, consult the owner’s manual, which will direct.
Once you find the tank, you have to check the fluid level and its color. Good and clean fluid usually has a light brown color, and you use the more liquid, the color it closes. When the fluid is dark brown, it is time to change it.
Besides color, the brake fluid level is one of the best indicators for the state of the brakes. Each brake fluid reservoir has a line indicator that shows where should be the brake fluid.
If your brake fluid level is below the recommended level, add brake fluid to “line”. But, as recommended, “do not use brake fluid other than that specified for your vehicle“.
Now, if the brake fluid is under the “line” you could have a problem with it leaking or your pedals are so worn that it’s time to change them.
Changing brake fluid:
– First make sure the tank is to “line”;
– Raise the vehicle with a jack, make sure that it is safe to work under him;
– Starting out behind the car wheel drum brakes and search, which is located on the rear brake. On the back of the cylinder you will find a small valve;
– Now you can buy a brake fluid change at home, but to achieve our process we use a clear plastic tube 1 ft long;
– Fix one end of the tube into a clear plastic container, recommended Unofficial DMV Guide that contains at least 1 inch of new brake fluid;
– Attach the free end of the tube to the brake cylinder valve and open the valve to allow fluid to flow out;
– Press the brake pedal to start leaking brake fluid and continued until the fluid flowing through the transparent tube contains no air bubbles, applying extra liquid if necessary;
– Release the pedal and raise cilnidrul brake valve. Rinse out, brake fluid is extremely toxic and caustic, and repeat the process on the remaining brakes;
– After you’ve drained all the brakes, make sure the brake fluid reservoir is full and ready.
After you’re done, if you still have doubts about the system status or brake fluid, check the vehicle to a certified professional specializing in brakes.