Check your brake oil level
Published on 06 Jul 2022
When Dr. Hino recommends that you check the brake oil level during your safety check, not just to see if there is any left. The level does not drop only when there is a leak.
Indeed, the more your brakes are worn, the more the pistons of your calipers push outwards which makes the level of the oil tank go down to fill this vacuum. By noticing a very low level of brake oil in the reservoir, you can often deduce that the brakes are worn out and need to be replaced. This is not an exact science, as anyone could decide to just adjust the level even if the brakes need to be replaced, but it can give you a good idea of the condition of your brakes before you hit the road.
Incorrect brake fluid can affect brake system components, causing leaks and contamination of the system. Both can lead to a dangerous driving situation if the brakes fail.
Dr. However, Hino recommends that you have your brakes checked by qualified technicians.
Follow the advice of Dr. Hino to keep your truck healthy!
- 80 000 km / 24 months
- Inspect every morning and have your brakes inspected by qualified technicians.