What Color is Brake Fluid?

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Most Roseville drivers know what brake fluid is, but not everyone knows what brake fluid looks like. What color is brake fluid and what should you look for when checking your fluid levels? Initially, your brake fluid should be a clear liquid with just a hint of yellow. But over time, the color and viscosity will change dramatically, which is when you should schedule a service appointment with your friendly neighborhood technicians at Sacramento Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Sacramento.

Why Do I Need Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that keeps your Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram car’s braking system working smoothly. Not only does your car’s brake fluid assist with the movement of the pedal, but it also lubricates the entire system to help prevent corrosion. If the levels fall too low or the fluid becomes contaminated, the performance of your car and your safety are put at risk. It’s crucial to keep an eye on it!

How Do I Check My Brake Fluid?

While most Folsom drivers prefer to leave the heavy lifting to the experts, checking your car’s brake fluid by yourself is just as simple as checking the oil. When you check the brake fluid regularly, you’ll be able to tell what’s normal and what’s not. That means you won’t be surprised by sudden malfunctions and costly repairs. Here are the basic steps to check brake fluid levels at home:

  • Pop the hood and look for the master cylinder to find your brake fluid reservoir. If you need help, your vehicle owner’s manual will have everything that you need.
  • Look at the minimum and maximum lines on your fluid reservoir and make sure that the fluid falls in between. If it is under the minimum, it’s time for a top-off.
  • Check the color of your car’s brake fluid. If it’s dark or oily, it’s time for a flush and replacement.

Take Care of Your Brakes at Sacramento Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

If you’re in the Elk Grove area, don’t hesitate to contact us at Sacramento Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. We’re located in Sacramento and we’d be happy to take a look at your brakes. Schedule your service online for an inspection, brake service, or anything else that you need. Be sure to browse our current Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram service specials for an opportunity to save on brake service in Sacramento!

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