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Can I add brake fluid if it's low, like adding oil and where do I put the brake fuild?

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    If the fluid is really low you have a leak or your brakes are worn out.

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Yes, you will need to put it in the reservoir for brake fluid, it will look something like this.

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Make sure you use the correct type of brake fluid as listed in your owners manual. (Probably DOT3)

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The master cylinder reservoirs must be kept properly filled to prevent air from entering the system. No special filling procedures are required because of the anti-lock system.

When adding fluid, use only DOT 3 fluid; the use of DOT 5 or silicone fluids is specifically prohibited. Use of improper or contaminated fluid may cause the fluid to boil or cause the rubber components in the system to deteriorate. Never use any fluid with a petroleum base or any fluid which has been exposed to water or moisture. To add fluid, the resevior should be on the drive side of the firewall.

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