How to Check Brake Fluid

Maybe you’ve noticed that you have to push the pedal down further to make your brakes engage. It could be your brake pads. It could be your brake fluid. But, how do you check brake fluid? And what about that spot on the floor of your garage? Is that brake fluid? What color is brake fluid? Our Service Experts have helped plenty of Tallahassee customers just like yourself sort out their brake problems. View our handy guide on how to check brake fluid below!

How to Check Brake Fluid in 3 Steps

Checking your brake fluid is simple. We walk you through the whole thing below, including what color is brake fluid supposed to be. After all, we want you to be safe on our Thomasville, GA roads. Here’s our guide on how to check brake fluid:

  1. Find the brake fluid reservoir. It is usually a small, shallow plastic container with a large black cap that sits on the top of your engine.
  2. Check the fluid level. You should see two lines on the side of the reservoir, one marked “minimum”, and the other marked “maximum”. The fluid should rest between the two lines. If it’s below the bottom line, it’s time to fill.
  3. Check the fluid’s color. Contaminated brake fluid can interfere with the function of your brakes. You can tell if it’s contaminated by the color. What color is brake fluid when it is contaminated? Usually it turns dark brown or black when contaminated. What color is brake fluid when it’s not contaminated? Brake fluid is normally clear with a slight yellow tint. Contaminated fluid needs to be flushed. Schedule an appointment with us to get that done for you.

Trust Your Car with the Brake Experts

The knowledgeable professionals at our service center at Dale Earnhardt Jr Buick GMC know what to do when it comes to your brakes. And they will get the job done right, the first time. Maybe that’s why so many folks from Crawfordville to Panama City and beyond trust us with their vehicles. While you’re here, check out our service coupons. We’re always eager to help, so contact us today!

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