|Topic: Checking the Brake Fluid on Your SUV|
brake fluid reservoir in the engine compartment of your SUV and
carefully remove the cover (top photo). If it is covered with dirt and
dust, be especially careful. DO NOT allow any dirt to drop into the
Most brake fluid reservoirs have two compartments. Fill each compartment to the fill line or to near the top of the reservoir (see the little red and green lines on the fluid reservoir in the bottom photo).
If you notice that one or the other of the compartments always seems a lot lower than the other, we suggest you take your SUV to a brake shop for a check for fluid leakage.
When you are finished, snap the cover for the resevoir back in place, again being sure not to allow any dirt or debris to fall into the fluid.
Always be sure to buy the correct TYPE of brake fluid for your SUV. Check your owners manual for the correct type.
It is a good idea to carry 1 can of brake fluid with you when you go off the road with your SUV. Ordinarily, you will never need it but if you happen to tear a break line loose, you WILL need it to restore your brakes.
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