What Color is Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid check

 

Most Boca Raton area drivers know what brake fluid is, but many don’t know how to identity brake fluid or how to detect brake fluid leaks. If you’re wondering what color brake fluid is, let the service team at Jaguar Palm Beach tell you everything you need to know about identifying it and spotting brake fluid leaks. Then, if you need help, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

Why Do I Need Brake Fluid?

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that contributes to the efficient operation of your braking system. Your car’s brake fluid helps with the movement of the pedal, as well as lubricates the system to help stop corrosion. If the levels fall too low or the fluid becomes contaminated, the effectiveness of your brakes and your safety will be compromised.

How Do I Check My Brake Fluid?

So, what does brake fluid look like? It’s typically light yellow in color, but will brown as it ages. Now that you know what color brake fluid is, if you see it under your car around your wheel wells, you have a leak. You’ll also need to know how to check the age and quality of your brake fluid, so you can make sure your brake system is properly lubricated. To do so:

  1. Pop the hood and locate the master cylinder to find your brake fluid reservoir. Consult your owner’s manual if you are unsure of where this is located.
  2. Check to see that fluid level is somewhere in between the minimum and maximum tic marks. Begin to top off the brake fluid if you see it is approaching or below the minimum level.
  3. Check the color of your car’s brake fluid. If it’s dark, brownish, and oily, it’s time for a flush and replacement.

Inspect Your Brakes at Jaguar Palm Beach Today!

Now that you know what color brake fluid is, if you think you’re due for fluid replacement, be sure to stop by our dealership near Wellington to inspect your brakes. Our service technicians are here to help get your car in pristine condition. Our service specials will also help you take care of your vehicle at an affordable price. Contact us today to speak to our team and schedule an appointment! While you’re here, be sure to explore our site for other helpful reads, including our overview of what the color of transmission fluid is and reasons your car may leak water!

 

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