Brake Fluid Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Differences in Brake Fluid Matter To Cars – And Owners

Though DOT 3, 4 and 5.1 brake fluids are technically compatible with each other, when mixed, fluid properties can change.

Hyundai Brake Caliper Fluid Inspection

This procedure can be used to inspect and identify fluid which may appear around the brake caliper area.

How Do You Test Brake Fluid? (VIDEO)

Brake fluid replacement is more critical than ever. This video is sponsored by Advics.

New Multi-Size Tubing Straightener for Fluid Line Repairs

S.U.R.&R.’s TS224 straightens both 3/16 in. and 1/4 in. tubing; great for technicians and DIY users alike.

Brake Fluid Service

Visual inspection of the fluid can be extremely misleading.

July ‘Pop Quiz’ Prize Winners Named

The quiz theme this month was Brake Fluid. Congratulations to this week’s winners!

Test, Bleed, Flush: How Can You Protect The Brake System?

Brake fluid replacement is more critical than ever before. Since 2008, almost every vehicle has come with some form of ABS and a hydraulic control module mounted under the hood or on a frame rail.

VIDEO: Brake Fluid Grades; Too Hot, Too Cold, Or Just Right?

Andrew Markel explains how using nothing but the exact brake fluid in the master cylinder can cause leaks and other issues.

VIDEO: Brake Fluid DOT Specifications

Andrew Markel explains government brake fluid specifications, showing the difference between DOT3, DOT4 and DOT5.1 fluid types.

VIDEO: Factory Fill On Older Vehicles

Andrew Markel discusses the importance of factory fill, and why fluid specifications change after a car rolls off the line.

How Do Fluid And Friction Change Brake Pedal Feel?

Chances are your foot will know the condition of a vehicle’s brakes and the quality of the brake pads before your mind puts it all together.

VIDEO: Winter Fluid Maintenance

Adam Redling goes over a checklist for fluids on your customers’ vehicles, including oil, coolant, brake fluid and windshield washer fluid.