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

Mercedes-Benz Service "A" Special

$50 Off

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

Services Performed:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  • Genuine Mercedes-Benz Fleece Oil Filter replacement
  • Tire Inflation Check and Correction
  • Brake Component Inspection
  • Reset Maintenance Counter
  • All Fluid Level Checks and Corrections Are Dependent On Factory-Recommended Service Intervals For Your Vehicle’s Year and Model

Includes:

  • Complimentary car wash & Bio-disinfectant which kills 98% of germs

Dealer-Recommendations:

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

 

 

 

Must present offer when your service order is written for offer to apply. Valid at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Service wait time may vary depending on the services requested. 2009 and newer Mercedes-Benz vehicles only. Please refer to your maintenance booklet for the complete list of factory-required services and details on the specific intervals for your vehicle's year and model. Cannot be combined with any other offer or applied to past services. Does not include applicable taxes, shop supplies, and hazardous waste fees. Excludes AMG®, Maybach, GTS, GT, SLR, Diesel, Electric, smart, Sprinter vehicles. Limit one original offer per person. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. See Dealer for details. Expires 10/31/2021.

EXPIRES: 10/31/2021
Mercedes-Benz Service "B" Special

$100 OFF 

Services Performed:

  • Synthetic Motor Oil Replacement
  • Genuine Mercedes-Benz Fleece Oil Filter replacement
  • Reset Maintenance Counter
  • Cabin Dust/Combination Filter Replacement
  • Brake Fluid Exchange
  • Brake Component Inspection
  • Tire Inflation Check and Correction
  • All Fluid Level Checks and Corrections Are Dependent On Factory-Recommended Service Intervals For Your Vehicle’s Year and Model

Includes:

Complimentary car wash & Bio-disinfectant which kills 98% of germs

Dealer-Recommendations:

  • Complete undercarriage inspection
  • Add new washer solution into washer reservoir
  • Perform Midtronics test on battery
  • Rotation of tires (if applicable and necessary)
  • Road test
  • Vehicle wash with interior vacuum
  • Loaner vehicle provided upon availability

 

 

 

Mention/present this offer at time of write up. 2009 and Newer. Cannot be combined with any other discount or advertised special. Cannot be applied to prior purchases. No Cash Value. Valid only at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Does not apply to diesel, AMG®, SLR, Maybach, GTS, SLS models. 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. Expires 10/31/2021.
***Additional factory required services may be required depending on mileage of vehicle.

EXPIRES: 10/31/2021
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$100 – $199                                                  $15.00

$200 – $299                                                 $25.00

$300 – $399                                                 $35.00

$400 – $499                                                 $45.00

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$600 – $699                                                 $65.00

$700 or More                                               $75.00

Please present this coupon to your service advisor at the time of write-up. Cannot be used with other discounts or specials. Price is plus tax and hazardous disposal fee. Not valid on service previously performed. Does not include Maybachs, SLR, SLS, or S560 vehicles. Does not include tires. Other restrictions may apply. See your service advisor for complete details. Void where prohibited. Valid only at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Max $500 Limit. Expires 10/31/2021.

EXPIRES: 10/31/2021
Brake Replacement Special

Save up to $200

  • SAVE $50 OFF BRAKE PADS PER AXLE
  • SAVE $100 OFF BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS PER AXLE

Must present coupon at time of write-up. Other restrictions may apply. See your service advisor for complete details. Void where prohibited. Valid only at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Expires 10/31/2021.

EXPIRES: 10/31/2021
Sprinter Maintenance

Save $50

On Your Next Sprinter Van Maintenance

Must present coupon at time of write-up. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. Valid only at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Expires 10/31/2021.

EXPIRES: 10/31/2021
Military, First Responder, & Healthcare Professional Special

Take 10% Off Your Next Service or Parts Order

Mercedes-Benz of Escondido Thanks you for your service!

Must present qualifying ID. Max savings of $250. Coupon not valid with any other offers. Must present coupon at time of purchase. Limit one coupon per person. Coupon does not apply to tires or prior purchases. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. Valid only at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. Expires 10/31/2021.

EXPIRES: 10/31/2021
Mercedes-Benz Genuine Accessories and Lifestyle Collection

10% off 

on all in stock and special ordered items for the month of April.

Accessories Includes:

  • Car Covers

  • Cargo Area Trays

  • Floor Mats, All Season

  • Floor Mats, Velour

  • License Plate Frames

  • Sunshades

  • Tire Valve Stem Caps

  • Trailer Hitch Covers

Lifestyle Collection Includes:

  • Apparel

  • Drinkware
  • Accessories

 

 

Must present coupon at time of write-up. Other restrictions may apply. Void where prohibited. Valid only at Mercedes-Benz of Escondido. See dealer for full details. Expires 10/31/2021.

EXPIRES: 10/31/2021

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