Q: Brake fluid level keeps going down

asked by on

I had my rear brakes serviced about six weeks ago. Within two weeks, my dashboard was displaying a message telling me my brake fluid level was low. I took it back to the auto repair shop where I had my brakes serviced, and they said there were no leaks and topped it off. A month later, and the fluid is low again.

Hi there. Your vehicle is experiencing a leak. Whether it is in the brake master cylinder (not visual) or an external leak by the wheels can be determined only in person. It is also possible that shop did not bleed your brakes correctly leaving air in the system causing the "absence" of brake fluid triggering your brake fluid light. Have a certified mechanic from YourMechanic sent to your home to locate the brake fluid leak and make the repairs necessary to resolve your issue.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Brake fluid level keeps going down

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: what would cause leak of brake fluid that leaves puddle behind rear driver wheel

The best way to inspect an issue like this is to look for the leak. The easiest way to do this is to remove the front tire. Open the hood and locate the master cylinder. Start with a full reservoir,...

Q: Car jolts on starting and sometimes is fine

The vehicle may have more than one problem and would need to be thoroughly checked in order to properly diagnose the problem. I would recommend having a certified mechanic test the system's computer and perform a road test to see...

Q: My car begins a bouncing sensation when braking at higher speeds

Any vibration felt only when the brakes are applied would typically be a brake pulsation. If the brake rotors are warped, you can feel a vibration in different forms depending on which rotors are the issue - front or rear....

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...