It is important to occasionally check the levels of your vehicle’s brake fluid. Without brake fluid your brakes won’t work which is why you should check the levels now and again. If you have your car serviced, this will be done by the mechanic who will replenish the fluid as necessary. The mechanic will also check for any leaks or wear in the brake pipes and in the rubber around the brakes which can crack due to age and wear. You should not let the levels drop below the minimum mark on the reservoir and never overfill either. As with all vehicle fluids, always make sure you use the correct one for your vehicle. If in doubt, consult your vehicle handbook or ask your local mechanic, who will also be able to supply you with the correct one.
Good vehicle maintenance is important for the correct and smooth running of your vehicle. Most regular maintenance jobs can be done by yourself fairly easily but if you can’t or don’t want to do these, a good mechanic will do them for you for a reasonable fee. Some of the weekly checks you can do for yourself are: checking the tyre pressures, refilling the screen wash reservoir and checking the oil levels. These three little jobs take very little time and are easy enough for even the biggest technophobe to do. By doing these things on a regular basis, you will be able to notice any anomalies particularly with your tyres.