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Brake Fluid Level Sensor (Switch) Replacement Service

What is the Brake Fluid Level Sensor (Switch) all about?

Each time you press the brake pedal of your car to slow down or stop, the force transfers to the brake pads and wheel hubs by way of the brake fluid. Insufficient levels of brake fluid can hinder this mechanism and this is why car manufacturers install the brake fluid level sensor in the car. As soon as the brake fluid in the car drops below a certain level, the brake fluid level sensor alerts you by way of an indicator light on the dashboard so you can have it replaced. An important component of this sensor is a reed switch secured in an airtight compartment.

Keep in mind:

  • Draining out the brake fluid to replace the brake fluid level sensor is not necessary.
  • If the brake fluid levels are low, you could consider having your mechanic check the entire braking mechanism before refilling.
  • The reed switch capsule could develop cracks over time because of the high temperatures under the hood of the car. When this happens, moisture and gas fumes could enter the capsule and oxidize the switch rendering it incapable of alerting you.

Our recommendation:

If you suspect that the brake fluid level sensor of your car is not functioning as it should, book an appointment with one of our expert mechanics and have it checked right away. A malfunctioning braking system could be a safety hazard. Delaying replacement of the brake fluid level sensor switch could result in increased damage to other components of the braking system.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Brake Fluid Level Sensor (Switch)?

  • Car does not respond or is slow in responding when you press the brake pedal
  • Brake fluid sensor light does not come on
  • Brake fluid sensor light comes on but your mechanic finds that the levels are adequate

How important is this service?

A working brake fluid level sensor is essential in alerting you when the brake fluid needs replacing. Without it, your braking mechanism could fail on an incline or in busy traffic areas leading to serious safety issues.

Fast and easy Brake Fluid Level Sensor (Switch) Replacement service at your home or office.


How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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