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Q: How do I check the brake fluid level?

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How do I check the brake fluid level?

The brake fluid is necessary for the brakes to function correctly. Locate the tank that holds the brake fluid which is located on the back left side of the car under the hood. On the side of the tank, you’ll see Max and Min lines. The fluid should be at or close to the Max line. If it’s near or at the Min level or below, you’ll need to have a mechanic look at the car to ensure there are no leaks.

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