What Does Brake Fluid Look Like?

Brake fluid check


When you think of getting brake maintenance performed at a service center, you’re most likely thinking about changing your rotors and your pads. While those are a vital part of your braking system, you also need to keep an eye on your brake fluid as well. The main purpose of brake fluid is to assist with the movement of your brake pedal and lubricate the entire braking system so that it doesn’t corrode over time. Staying up to date with your brake fluid is a great way to make sure you can safely drive around Everett.



But, what color is brake fluid and what does brake fluid look like? Brake fluid normally looks clear with a slight yellow color on many modern and new vehicles. However, as you regularly tackle your Edmonds commute, the color and texture could change. Learn more about brake fluid maintenance today with the experts at Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood!

Checking Your Brake Fluid

Now that we’ve answered, “What color is brake fluid?” and “What does brake fluid look like?” it’s important that you know how to check your brake fluid. While we recommend you schedule a service appointment to have our technicians check your brake fluid for you, we understand you might want to tackle it yourself. If you like to get your hands dirty and your vehicle allows you to check its brake fluid in your own Bothell driveway, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to check the brake fluid on many vehicles:

  1. With your vehicle off, open its hood and locate the master cylinder to find your brake fluid reservoir. The location can vary on certain vehicles, so it’s best to reference your owner’s manual.
  2. If the fluid level reads between the minimum and maximum line, it’s at a good level. If it’s below the minimum line, you should likely look into adding more brake fluid.
  3. Now is also a good time to take note of the brake fluid’s color and texture. If it appears dark or oily, we suggest you perform a brake fluid service.

Get Expert Service Today at Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood!

Among providing you with the answer to, “What color is brake fluid?” we can also present you with plenty more service advice at Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood. We want to make sure that you don’t run into any issues when you’re driving around Lynnwood. Your vehicle’s health is as important to us as it is to you, so bring it to our service center today! Please contact us if you have any further questions.


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