Checking your brake fluid is an important part of owning a car. It typically does not need routine maintenance like an oil change, but inspecting it will help ensure that your brake system works properly. First, you should check the owner’s manual to see if it suggests pumping the brake pedal before checking the fluid. The next step is to locate the master cylinder, which holds the brake fluid reservoir. Making sure that the cap is clean before opening it is critical, because any dust or dirt that gets inside can damage it. Upon inspection, if the brake fluid is any darker than iced tea, consider having a mechanic change it. If your fluid level is more than a half-inch below the full mark, consider topping it off. For more information on checking your brake fluid, watch this video.
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