Among the small service works that you should do on a regular basis on your car, to fill up the brake fluid level of your Lexus IS is one of the most classics. Even though this act is very easy to do, some of you are likely trying to figure out why to do the brake fluid level on your car? And others are concerned about how to do the brake fluid level on your Lexus IS? We will now answer these questions.
Benefit to always have the brake fluid level up in your Lexus IS
So we start our guideline with the significance of looking at the brake fluid level on a Lexus IS. This fluid has a major role on your car, transmit the braking power to the wheels and thus stop your vehicle. On the other hand, it is possible that after a while you may lose brake fluid without any particular leak (without any leakage). It is consequently imperative to verify the brake fluid level of your Lexus IS often (every 10,000km for example). It is also beneficial to flush the system every 50,000km because as time passes the brake fluid loses its features. This operation is specially simple and does not require amazing knowledge of mechanics, so it is easy for all Lexus IS owners to do it on their own. If the Brake light on the dashboard of your Lexus IS does not correspond to a lack of brake fluid, do not hesitate to have a look at our guideline for details. On the other hand, there are some measures and rules to follow that we will notice in the up coming part of this guideline.
How to fill up the brake fluid of a Lexus IS
So now we will learn to you how to do the brake fluid level on a Lexus IS. Please note that this is very basic 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 info in the user manual of your Lexus IS. Now here are the steps to stick to to make your level:
- Open your bonnet and find your brake fluid reservoir, it is very easy to situate, it is usually made of whitish/transparent plastic, it is set on top of the master cylinder (metal part) and has a yellow cap.
- Once found, browse the instructions on the cap attentively so as not to make any mistakes 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 check out 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 suitable for your Lexus IS up to the mark “Max”.
- If the level was beneath the “Min” mark before you examined the brake fluid level in your Lexus IS, make sure you verify 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 information you need to properly fill the brake fluid level of your Lexus IS.
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