Among the small maintenance acts that you should do on a consistent basis on your car, to fill up the brake fluid level of your Ford Transit Connect is one of the great classics. Although this action is very easy to do, some of you are likely 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 Transit Connect? We will now answer these questions.
Benefit to always have the brake fluid level up in your Ford Transit Connect
So we begin our article with the significance of looking at the brake fluid level on a Ford Transit Connect. This fluid has a major role on your car, transmit the braking power to the wheels and thus stop your vehicle. However, it is possible that as time passes you may lose brake fluid without any particular leak (without any leakage). It is therefore important to examine the brake fluid level of your Ford Transit Connect frequently (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 operation is really simple and does not require amazing knowledge of mechanics, so it is easy for all Ford Transit Connect owners to do it themselves. If the Brake light on the dashboard of your Ford Transit Connect does not match to a lack of brake fluid, do not hesitate to consult our article for details. However, there are some safety measures and rules to respect that we will notice in the up coming part of this article.
How to fill up the brake fluid of a Ford Transit Connect
So now we will show to you how to do the brake fluid level on a Ford Transit Connect. Please notice that this is very basic to do. However, you will have to examine which brake fluid is the right one for you between DOT 3, DOT 4 and DOT 5. Most automobiles use either DOT 3 or DOT 4. You will find this data in the user manual of your Ford Transit Connect. Now here are the steps to follow to make your level:
- Open your bonnet and situate your brake fluid reservoir, it is very easy to identify, it is generally made of whitish/transparent plastic, it is set above the master cylinder (metal part) and has a yellow cap.
- Once located, read the instructions on the cap carefully so as not to make any problems within the the operation, we recommend you to clean the cap and the tank before opening. You will now be able to examine 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 Transit Connect up to the mark “Max”.
- If the level was beneath the “Min” mark before you inspected the brake fluid level in your Ford Transit Connect, make sure you examine the level in a few days/weeks to be sure you don’t have a leak in the brake system
That’s it, you now have all the information you need to properly fill the brake fluid level of your Ford Transit Connect.
To find more tips on the Ford Transit Connect, take a look at the Ford Transit Connect category.