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Check brake fluid — how to

How to check brake fluid The anti-corrosion additives in brake fluid degrade over time and brake fluid accumulates moisture. That’s why brake fluid must be changed at periodic intervals. Some carmakers recommend changing brake fluid every 2-years or every 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Yet other carmakers don’t list any brake fluid change intervals. Does brake fluid color matter? NO. Color, by itself, is NOT an indication of brake fluid condition. You’ll see all kinds of color charts on the Internet that show brown fluid as needing replacement. There are … Read More


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