An amber color. I bought the car used with about 40K miles on it. I'm assuming the brakes are original. And also assuming the fluid has never been changed which would make it 6 years old later this year (car manufactured late 2013).....What color is the fluid?
Have brakes ever been replaced (good practice to flush at that time)?
It should be clear, but I've seen it black.An amber color.
Purchase either a vacuum or pressure bleeder. No minion required. +1 changing fluid with pads, but 6 years is getting up there. Brake fluid is hygroscopic and its boiling point goes down as it absorbs water.Ah unfortunately no minion available and my dog, while reasonably smart (sometimes), is not that smart.
Good point and proper DOT # is very important.Brake fluid is hygroscopic and its boiling point goes down as it absorbs water.
Hmm... snag a passing urchin with a crisp new $5 bill? Your dog's legs won't be long enough. You can get a vacuum bleeder kit on eBay for under $20. Or make your own tool for $5 like in this YouTube video. (I've cobbled that sort of thing together with a glass jar, just make sure it's all secure enough so it won't fall apart or over whle you're working, that does make a mess.) The additional minion to watch the reservoir level would be nice, but it doesn't go down that fast, and you can check occasionally yourself while you're working, just keep topping it off.Ah unfortunately no minion available and my dog, while reasonably smart (sometimes), is not that smart.