Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I check the brake fluid?

asked by on

How do I check the brake fluid?

A: At least once a year, you should check your...

At least once a year, you should check your brake fluid. Without a proper amount of brake fluid, your brake system cannot work. Checking your brake fluid level only takes a few seconds: 1. Raise the hood. 2. Locate the brake fluid reservoir. 3. Make sure the fluid is between the minimum and maximum lines.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

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: car shakes at certain speed when i brake and step on gas

Hey there, Anytime you hear a clunking sound coming from a tire when you go over a bump, it's most likely a problem with a CV joint, ball joints, lower control arm or the stabilizer bar joints and bushings. However,...

Q: Wheel bearing replacement

Hi...the rear bearing in your application is only available as an integral part of the unitized hub assembly. The wheel bearing is contained within that assembly and there is no way to replace the bearing apart from replacing the whole...

Q: What do the various Bluetooth menu items do?

Pressing the setup button on your audio system gives you access to a wide range of items that rely on Bluetooth (and your connected device). Understanding these various menu options will help you use the system fully. Here’s what you...

Related articles

How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.