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 Mercedes Benz C Class is one of the great classics. Even though this work is elementary to execute, some of you are most probably concerned about why to do the brake fluid level on your car? And others are concerned about how to do the brake fluid level on your Mercedes Benz C Class? We will now answer these questions.
Benefit to always have the brake fluid level up in your Mercedes Benz C Class
So we begin our content with the interest of checking the brake fluid level on a Mercedes Benz C Class. 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 in the long run you may lose brake fluid without any particular leak (without any leakage). It is consequently necessary to check the brake fluid level of your Mercedes Benz C Class regularly (every 10,000km for example). It is also wise to flush the system every 50,000km because over time the brake fluid will lose its features. This operation is really simple and does not require amazing knowledge of mechanics, so it is easy for all Mercedes Benz C Class owners to do it themselves. If the Brake light on the dashboard of your Mercedes Benz C Class does not match to a lack of brake fluid, do not think twice to read our content for details. On the other hand, there are some measures and rules to follow that we will see in the following part of this content.
How to fill up the brake fluid of a Mercedes Benz C Class
So now we will describe to you how to do the brake fluid level on a Mercedes Benz C Class. Please be aware that this is very basic to perform. 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 cars use either DOT 3 or DOT 4. You will get this info in the user manual of your Mercedes Benz C Class. 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 usually made of whitish/transparent plastic, it is set on top of the master cylinder (metal part) and has a yellow cap.
- Once discovered, read the instructions on the cap carefully so as not to make any problems during the operation, we recommend you to clean the cap and the tank before opening. You will now be able to have a look at 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 good 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 Mercedes Benz C Class up to the mark “Max”.
- If the level was beneath the “Min” mark before you checked the brake fluid level in your Mercedes Benz C Class, make sure to check 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 info you need to securely fill the brake fluid level of your Mercedes Benz C Class.
If you want more tutorials on the Mercedes Benz C Class, go to our Mercedes Benz C Class category.