How to change brake fluid
A brake fluid change should be done in a regular base.
Brake fluid absorbs water from the air. Consequently, the boiling point decreases over its lifetime. The result is poor to no braking at all. You should change your brake fluid frequently in order to keep your brake system working efficiently.
How to add brake fluid: First of all, check the brake fluid level to ensure it is between the MIN and MAX marks on the reservoir. If the brake fluid level is under the MIN mark, consult a qualified mechanic.
How to put in brake fluid and how to fill brake fluid: Before adding the brake fluid, you should know that this is not usually necessary. There is not any brake fluid consumption. Note that worn brake linings or a leak from the hydraulic system can be the reason for low brake fluid. Do not add brake fluid if the brake fluid reservoir is empty or if your brake pedal goes right to the floor. The brake system may have a leak. Don’t use your car until the problem has been repaired by a qualified mechanic.
What’s the difference between brake fluid and power steering fluid?
These two fluids are made of different substances and have different uses. Their viscosities are specifically adapted to each system, brake fluid to the brake system and power steering fluid to the steering system. The elastomers used in these systems are tailored to these special fluids and would be damaged in case of misuse. They should never be mixed.
What is power steering fluid used for?
Power steering fluid is a hydraulic fluid used in the steering system. The fluid runs through the power steering pump, which pushes the power steering fluid to help you turn the steering wheel.
How to add power steering fluid?
Find the power steering fluid reservoir. It is frequently on or near the engine in the engine compartment, and it may be plastic. Wipe the reservoir with a clean cloth to check the fill level. There is not any steering fluid consumption. The level should be between the MAX and the MIN mark on the reservoir. If the fluid level is under the MIN mark, there might be a leak in the system. You should consult a qualified mechanic. To keep your steering system in good condition, you have to change the fluid occasionally. The steering system is a major safety feature of your car. Only qualified mechanics should work on it. Ask for Total products, such as TOTAL FLUIDE LDS, FLUIDE DA or LHM PLUS.
Please note that all these are mainly recommendations. You should follow the steps carefully and remember that you are responsible for these actions. So, be sure that you have both necessary equipment and skills. If not, we suggest that you should address to a qualified mechanic so as to implement these operations. We also recommend that you recycle your used oil by taking it to an oil change center or a waste recycling facility. Any type of oil can be reused: car oil, motorbike oil, truck oil, tractor oil, boat oil and others. In recycling, do not mix different products such as brake fluid, coolant and engine oil. Each fluid has to be recycled separately. Even small quantities of coolant or brake fluid in used engine oil could disrupt or halt the recycling process.