by Hoa from San Leandro, CA 94578
Steve arrived at my drive-way on time and he is very nice and friendly.
He explained to me how he would do the brake fluid flush on my VW Golf. He bled out all the old brake fluid and air from each of the brake lines on each wheel one by one as he said he would and filled the main reservoir with fresh O'Reilly DOT 3 brake fluid from a new bottle. Steve did the job quickly and checked my car here and there for routine visual inspection and let me know everything was fine.
However, the next day I was checking the level of the brake fluid to see if it is still at the right level for curiosity, just to make sure there is no leak or anything and I realized that the main brake fluid reservoir specifically stated " must use DOT 4 brake fluid". Went online and check to see if there is any adversary effect on my brake system in my VW if DOT 3 is used. Most said yes and some said no. The main difference between DOT 3 and DOT 4 is the boiling point. DOT 3 has a lower dry and wet boiling points than DOT 4 and it is cheaper, meaning lower quality in general.
I am happy with Steve's service, but not happy with the part he put in my car. I wanted to maintain the good health of the ABS braking system by doing a brake fluid flush, but now it is more like the opposite since I paid someone to put the wrong brake fluid in the system now.