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Q: What sort of brake fluid should I use?

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What sort of brake fluid should I use?

Your brake system is hydraulic – it uses fluid pressure to operate. If the fluid is low, there’s a chance that you won’t have the stopping power you need. Of course, you also have to know the right type of brake fluid. Honda requires that you use only DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid (Honda brand is preferred, but any DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid will work).

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