How to Check Brake Fluid
Feeling overwhelmed trying to determine how to check brake fluid and protect your brakes? Your brakes are essential for your safety and caring for them isn’t as difficult as you think. The professionals at our Mazda Service Center at Medlin Mazda have a few tips to help.
Get Routine Brake Service
Brake service is essential in keeping new Mazda vehicles working like new. Our trained and certified technicians will inspect your brakes to ensure they are functioning properly. We’ll also check your brake pads and replace them, when necessary.
Check Your Brake Fluid Level Often
Replenishing your brake fluid is also part of routine brake service, so we are happy to take care of that for you, if you’d like. It’s also a good idea to check your levels frequently so you know if service is due. To check your level, simply remove the cap and dip a strip into the fluid. Shake off the excess fluid, wait a minute, and check the color guide.
Avoid Aggressive Driving
Treating your brakes with a little extra care can certainly help protect your brakes. Stay a safe distance from others on the road and avoid tailgating. When possible, limit slamming on your brakes and coast to a stop if you can. Don’t speed up just to slow down either.
Watch for Unusual Behavior
Oftentimes, you’ll hear an issue with your brakes before you notice one. Do they make squealing or grinding noises when you come to a stop? Does your car vibrate when you stop? Have you noticed your brake pedal feels spongy or you must push harder to stop?
Our Mazda Service Center will ensure you get the brake service you need. Reach out to our team today!