Among the small service works that you should do regularly on your car, to fill up the brake fluid level of your Kia Niro is one of the great classics. Nevertheless this process is elementary to perform, some of you are likely questioning why to do the brake fluid level on your car? And others are worried about how to do the brake fluid level on your Kia Niro? We will now answer these questions.
Advantage to always have the brake fluid level up in your Kia Niro
So we start our content with the significance of looking at the brake fluid level on a Kia Niro. This fluid has a major function on your car, transmit the braking power to the wheels and thus stop your automobile. On the other hand, it is possible that as time passes you may lose brake fluid without any particular leak (without any leakage). It is therefore very important to check the brake fluid level of your Kia Niro regularly (every 10,000km for example). It is also advisable to flush the system every 50,000km because with time the brake fluid loses its features. This procedure is really simple and does not require advanced experience of mechanics, so it is easy for all Kia Niro owners to do it on their own. If the Brake light on the dashboard of your Kia Niro does not correspond to a lack of brake fluid, do not hesitate to seek advice from our content for details. On the other hand, there are some precautions and rules to respect that we will notice in the up coming part of this content.
How to fill up the brake fluid of a Kia Niro
So now we will learn to you how to do the brake fluid level on a Kia Niro. Please notice that this is very basic to accomplish. On the other hand, you will have to check 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 obtain this data in the user manual of your Kia Niro. Now here are the steps to stick to to make your level:
- Open your cover and find your brake fluid reservoir, it is very easy to find, it is usually made of whitish/transparent plastic, it is located on top of the master cylinder (metal part) and has a yellow cap.
- Once discovered, examine the instructions on the cap mindfully so as not to make any mistakes during the procedure, we advise 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 Kia Niro up to the mark “Max”.
- If the level was below the “Min” mark before you examined the brake fluid level in your Kia Niro, make sure you check the level in a few days/weeks to ensure you don’t have a leak in the brake system
That’s it, you now have all the data you need to safely fill the brake fluid level of your Kia Niro.
If perhaps you have any additional questions about the Kia Niro, do not hesitate to consult our Kia Niro category.