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Brake fluid level check

Brakes are one of the most important parts that ensure the safe running of the car.

Therefore, it’s crucial to regularly check and monitor the state of your brakes.

Hydraulic brakes are mostly commonly used in passenger vehicles. So it’s essential to check their condition as well as the level of brake fluid. In the normal state, the hydraulic fluid does not change its volume under the influence of external factors and applies braking force to the brake cylinders. The performance of the brakes and the safety of driving in a car directly depend on its quantity and quality.

How often do you need to check the brake fluid

Starlight Automotive recommends checking your brake fluid every 6 thousand miles. You need to change your brake fluid after 30 thousand miles or once per 2 years.

For more information on how often to check the brake fluid level and change it, refer to the vehicle owner's manual as it differs depending on the make and model of the vehicle.

All cars are equipped with a brake fluid level sensor, but it usually only triggers when the brake fluid level drops critically. This usually happens only when the brake line is damaged and fluid leaks from the system. At the same time, a situation may arise when the brake fluid is no longer enough for the normal functioning of the system, but enough so that the sensor does not trigger. That is why you cannot rely on the sensor alone and should contact Starlight Automotive to check the brake fluid level.

Brake fluid check at Starlight Automotive

In our repair shop you can not only check the level of the brake fluid, but also check its quality and top it up.

Checking the brake fluid level, despite its external simplicity, has some nuances to it. Although brake fluid tanks are labeled with a minimum and maximum level, vehicle manufacturers give varying recommendations on the optimum level of brake fluid in a tank. For some, the fluid level should approach the maximum mark, for others, it is in the middle between the marks. This must be taken into account when checking the brake fluid level.

In addition to the level, you can also check the quality of the brake fluid. This is done by a special device that determines the level of moisture in the brake fluid, which affects its ability to resist compression and perform correctly.

When topping up the brake fluid, it is necessary to take into account which fluid was previously filled into the brake system. Different additives in different types of brake fluid can conflict, resulting in loss of brake fluid quality and reduced brake reliability and safety.


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