How to Check Brake Fluid

Checking brake fluid

Knowing how to check brake fluid for volume and color is a great tool for Escondido drivers to keep up with their car through simple at-home maintenance. But many wonder, “what color is brake fluid” or “when do I replace brake fluid?” Learn in-depth answers to these questions and more with the service center at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido!


How to Check Brake Fluid: Checking for Quantity

Brake fluid is a vital component of your vehicle. This hydraulic fluid lubricates the entire brake system, ensuring that the parts don’t wear down quickly. Checking it at home in San Diego is simple:

  • Pop the hood: Your brake fluid is located in what’s called a Brake Fluid Reservoir on the master cylinder. If you can’t see it immediately, the location of this reservoir will be in your owner’s manual.
  • Check for Quantity: You should see a clearly-marked “maximum” and “minimum” bar on your cylinder, making it simple to see if you simply need more brake fluid to keep your system running smoothly.

You should be able to acquire brake fluid and other vital car parts in person or through online ordering.

Brake fluid reservoir

What Color is Brake Fluid? Checking for Quality

As you drive around Escondido, your fluid can start picking up various debris and other dirty particles from the road. Here’s what to look for when wondering, “what color is brake fluid?”

  • Clear or Slight Yellowish Tint: This color is exactly what you’re looking for in your brake fluid!
  • Black or Brown: Brake fluid with a black, brown, or even oil-like color isn’t going to work well. Fluid gets this way by simply getting dirty.

If your brake fluid is dirty, you’ll need to flush it out. The experts at a service center like Mercedes-Benz of Escondido regularly have special offers to help you with brake fluid, brake fluid inspection, brake parts, and more!


Learn More about Your Brakes With Mercedes-Benz of Escondido!

The experts at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido are here to assist drivers from Escondido to San Marcos with all their maintenance and inspection needs. With our parts center you can get great advice on any replacement parts you may need, and you can schedule service online to see when we’re available to help you with your brake fluid. For professional help with these issues and any others, such as maintenance for cars not driven regularly, please contact us today!


Service Specials at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido

"A" Service Special - Save $25!

The “A” Service first visit is at approximately 10,000 miles or 1 year. The exact time is determined by the vehicle’s Flexible Service System.

Then it is approximately every 20,000 miles or 2 years. Please see your service advisor for all Mercedes-Benz A-Service specifics.

Get your 10,000 mile interval service done at an incredibly low price!

Services Performed:

  1. Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  2. Genuine Mercedes-Benz Fleece Oil Filter replacement
  3. Tire Inflation Check & Correction
  4. Brake Component Inspection: inspection of brake pad and rotors thickness for wear
  5. Reset Maintenance Counter
  6. All Fluid Level Checks & Corrections Are Dependent On Factory-Recommended Service Intervals For Your Vehicle’s Year & Model

Dealer-Added:

  • Complete undercarriage inspection
  • Add new washer solution into washer reservoir
  • Perform Midtronics test on battery
  • Road test
  • Vehicle wash with interior vacuum

Mercedes-Benz A-Service adheres to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes-Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA.

 

 

 

Mention/present this offer at time of write up. Cannot be combined with any other discount or advertised special. Cannot be applied to prior purchases. No Cash Value. Valid only at Mercedes of Escondido. Does not apply to diesel, AMG®, SLR, Maybach, GTS, SLS models. Only valid at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Price advertised for Service A/Service B includes all factory required components. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory specified service requirements and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle's year and model.  All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory recommended service and intervals for your vehicle's year and model. Additional factory required services may be required depending on mileage of vehicle. MY09-newer. *(European image shown)

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020
"B" Service Special - Save $50!

The “B” Service first visit is at approximately 20,000 miles or 1 year after the previous service. The exact time is determined by the vehicle’s Flexible Service System.

Then it is typically every 20,000 miles or 2 years (approximately). Please see service adviser for all Mercedes-Benz B-Service specifics.

Services Performed:

  1. Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  2. Oil Filter Replacement
  3. Cabin Dust/Combination Filter Replacement
  4. Brake Fluid Exchange
  5. All Fluid Level Checks & Corrections Are Dependent On Factory-Recommended Service Intervals For Your Vehicle’s Year & Model.
  6. Tire Inflation Check & Correction
  7. Brake Component Inspection
  8. Reset Maintenance Counter
  9. Adherence to all required elements listed by model year and specific model as indicated on the corresponding service sheet for Mercedes Benz Maintenance Systems in the USA

 

Includes a complimentary deluxe car wash!

commercial vehicles excluded. Additional services may be recommended based of age and mileage of

vehicle (transmission service, differential service, air filter replacement, spark plug replacement) frequency of other maintenance items vary by year and model.

Mention/present this offer at time of write up. Cannot be combined with any other discount or advertised special. Cannot be applied to prior purchases. No Cash Value. Valid only at Mercedes of Escondido. Does not apply to diesel, AMG®, SLR, Maybach, GTS, SLS models. Only valid at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Price advertised for Service A/Service B includes all factory required components. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory specified service requirements and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle's year and model.  All fluid level checks and corrections are dependent on factory recommended service and intervals for your vehicle's year and model. Additional factory required services may be required depending on mileage of vehicle. MY09-newer.

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020
Brake Special

$50.00 off Brake Pads + $100.00 off Brake Rotors

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020
High Mileage Service Special

Complimentary Inspection + 20% off Labor  2012 and Older

Disclaimer: Max $300.00 off

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020
Free Check Engine Inspection

Free Scan and report and Receive 20% off Labor

Applies to 2011 and older vehicles

*Disclaimer: Max $300.00 off

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020
Sprinter Maintenance Special
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

10% off Sprinter Maintenance Service

*Disclaimer: Max discount $250.00

EXPIRES: 06/01/2020

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