What Color is Brake Fluid

Are you wondering, “What color is brake fluid?” Well, when you put fresh brake fluid in your car, it should be nearly clear with a bit of a yellow tint in its color. However, over time, this color obviously changes the more you drive due to debris and dirt that may get picked up in it. The fluid will likely change to a dark oil-like color, and when it gets to this point, it could affect the performance of your brakes if it isn’t changed. Let the experts at Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram walk you through what brake fluid is, why it’s important, and how to check brake fluid in your vehicle.

What is Brake Fluid and Why is it Important?

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that lubricates the braking system to help keep it from corrosion, and also to help with the movement of the brake pedal. Obviously, brakes are one of the most important components inside any vehicle, and it is pivotal that you ensure that your brakes are in working order so you can stay safe out on Grand Island streets. One way to do that is to keep your brake fluid fresh, so let’s look over the steps you can easily follow to check your brake fluid.

3 Steps to Check Brake Fluid

  1. Find the brake fluid reservoir on your vehicle, which should be located on the master cylinder under the hood. If you need an exact location, then be sure to check your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
  2. Check your brake fluid against the minimum and maximum lines that should be marked on the outside of your fluid reservoir. If the brake fluid comes closer to the minimum line than the maximum one, then it is time to replace your brake fluid.
  3. Examine the color of the brake fluid. Like we said above, fresh brake fluid should be almost clear with a hint of yellow coloring. If your brake fluid resembles oil, and is a dark brown or black color, then you need a brake fluid flush and replacement.

Get Service in Kearney at Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram!

If you don’t want to or simply don’t know how to change your own brake fluid, you can always schedule a service appointment with us! Our service center is located just a short drive from Hastings and Lexington, so stop by today! Be sure to contact us if you need more information, and also check out our currently-offered service specials to save money on your maintenance. We look forward to seeing you soon! While you’re still here, check out our guide that specifies why alternators are so important for your vehicle or how to reset a RAM 1500 check engine light.

Service Specials at Midway Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram

Oil and Tire Package


5qt Oil Change


With Tire Rotation


Multi-Point Inspection

Balancing tires, tax and more than 5 quarts of oil, extra. Most V6 engines and other select vehicles require more than 5 quarts of oil. See dealer for eligible vehicles and details. Diesels and synthetic/synthetic blend oil may be higher. Taxes not included. Present offer at time of service.

Alignment Package Special


3 Year Package


5 Year Package

Regular Wheel Alignment Service: $129.99. Proper wheel alignments allow for safer driving. Wheel alignment will also extend the life of your tires. Incorrectly aligned wheels is a main cause for uneven wear on a tire.

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