Among the small service works that you should do regularly on your car, to fill up the brake fluid level of your Volkswagen Rabbit is one of the most classics. Although this process is very easy to carry out, some of you are almost certainly concerned about why to do the brake fluid level on your car? And others are questioning how to do the brake fluid level on your Volkswagen Rabbit? We will now answer these questions.
Advantage to always have the brake fluid level up in your Volkswagen Rabbit
So we start our content with the significance of checking the brake fluid level on a Volkswagen Rabbit. This fluid has a major function 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 in the normal way (without any leakage). It is therefore fundamental to check the brake fluid level of your Volkswagen Rabbit frequently (every 10,000km for example). It is also advisable to flush the system every 50,000km because as time passes the brake fluid loses its features. This operation is extremely simple and does not require amazing experience of mechanics, so it is easy for all Volkswagen Rabbit owners to do it themselves. If the Brake light on the dashboard of your Volkswagen Rabbit 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 safety measures and rules to follow that we will discover in the up coming section of this content.
How to fill up the brake fluid of a Volkswagen Rabbit
So now we will explain to you how to do the brake fluid level on a Volkswagen Rabbit. Please note that this is very simple to carry out. 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 Volkswagen Rabbit. 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 find, it is in general made of whitish/transparent plastic, it is placed on top of the master cylinder (metal part) and has a yellow cap.
- Once found, read 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 examine the side of the tank and observe 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 Volkswagen Rabbit up to the mark “Max”.
- If the level was under the “Min” mark before you inspected the brake fluid level in your Volkswagen Rabbit, make sure check the level in a few days/weeks to ensure that you don’t have a leak in the brake system
That’s it, you now have all the data you need to securely fill the brake fluid level of your Volkswagen Rabbit.
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