Among the small service acts that you should do on a regular basis on your car, to fill up the brake fluid level of your Mini Countryman is one of the most classics. Even though this action is simple to conduct, some of you are most probably trying to figure out why to do the brake fluid level on your car? And others are questioning how to do the brake fluid level on your Mini Countryman? We will now answer these questions.
Benefit to always have the brake fluid level up in your Mini Countryman
So we commence our content with the benefit of looking at the brake fluid level on a Mini Countryman. This fluid has a crucial role on your car, transmit the braking power to the wheels and thus stop your automobile. Nevertheless, it is possible that with time you may lose brake fluid without any particular leak (without any leakage). It is therefore imperative to check the brake fluid level of your Mini Countryman often (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 properties. This process is extremely simple and does not require advanced experience of mechanics, so it is easy for all Mini Countryman owners to do it on their own. If the Brake light on the dashboard of your Mini Countryman does not match to a lack of brake fluid, do not think twice to consult our content for details. Nevertheless, there are some measures and rules to respect that we will discover in the up coming section of this content.
How to fill up the brake fluid of a Mini Countryman
So now we will show to you how to do the brake fluid level on a Mini Countryman. Please note that this is very simple to perform. Nevertheless, 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 Mini Countryman. Now here are the steps to follow to make your level:
- Open your bonnet and find your brake fluid reservoir, it is very easy to find, it is usually made of whitish/transparent plastic, it is based over the master cylinder (metal part) and has a yellow cap.
- Once uncovered, read the instructions on the cap carefully so as not to make any mistakes within the the process, 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 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 appropriate for your Mini Countryman up to the mark “Max”.
- If the level was under the “Min” mark before you inspected the brake fluid level in your Mini Countryman, make sure check 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 safely and securely fill the brake fluid level of your Mini Countryman.
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