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 Mercedes Benz GLK is one of the great classics. Even though this process is simple to accomplish, some of you are most probably trying to figure out why to do the brake fluid level on your car? And others are worried about how to do the brake fluid level on your Mercedes Benz GLK? We will now answer these questions.
Benefit to always have the brake fluid level up in your Mercedes Benz GLK
So we start our article with the interest of verifying the brake fluid level on a Mercedes Benz GLK. This fluid has a fundamental task on your car, transmit the braking power to the wheels and thus stop your car. However, it is possible that over time you may lose brake fluid without any particular leak (without any leakage). It is therefore important to check the brake fluid level of your Mercedes Benz GLK frequently (every 10,000km for example). It is also advisable to flush the system every 50,000km because with time the brake fluid will lose its properties. This operation is specially simple and does not require advanced expertise of mechanics, so it is easy for all Mercedes Benz GLK owners to do it themselves. If the Brake light on the dashboard of your Mercedes Benz GLK does not correspond to a lack of brake fluid, do not think twice to seek advice from our article for details. However, there are some precautions and rules to respect that we will check out in the next part of this article.
How to fill up the brake fluid of a Mercedes Benz GLK
So now we will show to you how to do the brake fluid level on a Mercedes Benz GLK. Please notice that this is very basic to do. However, 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 get this information in the user manual of your Mercedes Benz GLK. Now here are the steps to stick to to make your level:
- Open your hood and situate your brake fluid reservoir, it is very easy to locate, it is usually made of whitish/transparent plastic, it is based above the master cylinder (metal part) and has a yellow cap.
- Once established, examine 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 check out 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 suitable for your Mercedes Benz GLK up to the mark “Max”.
- If the level was beneath the “Min” mark before you inspected the brake fluid level in your Mercedes Benz GLK, remember to check the level in a few days/weeks to make certain you don’t have a leak in the brake system
That’s it, you now have all the data you need to safely and securely fill the brake fluid level of your Mercedes Benz GLK.
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