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Q: Car Brake Fluid

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Hi, i have skipped this step clean the top of the reservoir and open the cap straight away. What should i do now?

A: Hi there, thanks for writing in. This depe...

Hi there, thanks for writing in.

This depends on whether or not anything got into your brake fluid. The reason we suggest cleaning the cap before removing it is to prevent having anything on the cap get into the reservoir. If nothing got into the reservoir, then it should be ok. However, if anything got into the reservoir, it would be best to have a brake fluid flush performed, which will replace all the fluid in your brake system with fresh clean fluid. This should be done by a qualified professional, such as one from YourMechanic.

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