Among the small maintenance acts that you should do regularly on your car, to fill up the brake fluid level of your Audi A3 is one of the great classics. Although this process is very easy to do, some of you are most probably concerned about why to do the brake fluid level on your car? And others are questioning how to do the brake fluid level on your Audi A3? We will now answer these questions.
Benefit to always have the brake fluid level up in your Audi A3
So we begin our article content with the interest of checking the brake fluid level on a Audi A3. This fluid has an important function on your car, transmit the braking power to the wheels and thus stop your vehicle. On the other hand, it is possible that over time you may lose brake fluid in the normal way (without any leakage). It is consequently fundamental to verify the brake fluid level of your Audi A3 regularly (every 10,000km for example). It is also wise to flush the system every 50,000km because after some time the brake fluid will lose its properties. This process is really simple and does not require evolved knowledge of mechanics, so it is easy for all Audi A3 owners to do it themselves. If the Brake light on the dashboard of your Audi A3 does not correspond to a lack of brake fluid, do not hesitate to have a look at our article content for details. On the other hand, there are some safety measures and rules to follow that we will notice in the up coming part of this article content.
How to fill up the brake fluid of a Audi A3
So now we will learn to you how to do the brake fluid level on a Audi A3. Please be aware that this is very simple to complete. On the other hand, you will have to verify which brake fluid is the right one for you between DOT 3, DOT 4 and DOT 5. Most vehicles use either DOT 3 or DOT 4. You will get this information in the user manual of your Audi A3. Now here are the steps to follow to make your level:
- Open your hood and locate your brake fluid reservoir, it is very easy to locate, it is in general made of whitish/transparent plastic, it is based above the master cylinder (metal part) and has a yellow cap.
- Once discovered, browse the instructions on the cap attentively so as not to make any mistakes within the the process, we advise you to clean the cap and the tank before opening. You will now be able to look at the side of the tank and observe the “Min” and “Max” marks on the side of the tank, which give you the range in which the level should be.
- If the level is sufficient do not touch anything, or if you are close to or below the low mark, open the cap and fill it gently with the brake fluid appropriate for your Audi A3 up to the mark “Max”.
- If the level was under the “Min” mark before you inspected the brake fluid level in your Audi A3, make sure you verify the level in a few days/weeks to make sure you don’t have a leak in the brake system
That’s it, you now have all the information you need to safely fill the brake fluid level of your Audi A3.
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