Among the small routine service works that you should do on a consistent basis on your car, to fill up the brake fluid level of your Ford Flex is one of the great classics. Nevertheless this act is simple to perform, some of you are probably concerned about why to do the brake fluid level on your car? And others are wondering how to do the brake fluid level on your Ford Flex? We will now answer these questions.
Advantage to always have the brake fluid level up in your Ford Flex
So we start our content page with the benefit of looking at the brake fluid level on a Ford Flex. This fluid has a fundamental function on your car, transmit the braking power to the wheels and thus stop your car. However, it is possible that with time you may lose brake fluid without any particular leak (without any leakage). It is as a result imperative to examine the brake fluid level of your Ford Flex often (every 10,000km for example). It is also beneficial to flush the system every 50,000km because after some time the brake fluid loses its properties. This operation is specially simple and does not require evolved experience of mechanics, so it is easy for all Ford Flex owners to do it themselves. If the Brake light on the dashboard of your Ford Flex does not correspond to a lack of brake fluid, do not be reluctant to browse our content page for details. However, there are some measures and rules to follow that we will check out in the next part of this content page.
How to fill up the brake fluid of a Ford Flex
So now we will explain to you how to do the brake fluid level on a Ford Flex. Please note that this is very basic to perform. However, you will have to examine which brake fluid is the right one for you between DOT 3, DOT 4 and DOT 5. Most cars use either DOT 3 or DOT 4. You will get this data in the user manual of your Ford Flex. Now here are the steps to follow to make your level:
- Open your hood and identify your brake fluid reservoir, it is very easy to find, it is in most cases made of whitish/transparent plastic, it is located above the master cylinder (metal part) and has a yellow cap.
- Once found, read the instructions on the cap carefully so as not to make any mistakes during the operation, we encourage you to clean the cap and the tank before opening. You will now be able to take a look at the side of the tank and see 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 enough 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 Ford Flex up to the mark “Max”.
- If the level was beneath the “Min” mark before you checked the brake fluid level in your Ford Flex, make sure examine the level in a few days/weeks to be certain you don’t have a leak in the brake system
That’s it, you now have all the data you need to properly fill the brake fluid level of your Ford Flex.
In the event that you have any additional questions about the Ford Flex, do not hesitate to consult our Ford Flex category.