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Brake Fluid
A brake fluid leak is no joke!

Brake fluid leaks should be dealt with immediately.

photo by Matt Wright, 2009
Brake fluid leaks are nothing to play with. If you suspect you have a brake fluid leak you should diagnose it with certainty, even if you need to take it to a repair shop. Safety first!

Brake fluid is similar to power steering fluid in all aspects. They are both hydraulic fluid, so their properties are similar if not identical. Brake fluid is of medium thickness and has a dull, mechanical smell. It is slightly yellow in color.

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