Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Check and Add Brake Fluid

DIY Cost: $ 10 - 15
Est. Time: 5 mins
Difficulty: Easy
This guide provides instructions on how to check and add brake fluid to the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R230.

What you will need


  1. Open the hood. Go to the driver's seat and pull the hood release located below the dashboard.Locating the hood latch of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.Then unlock the hood latch in front of the vehicle and pull the hood up. Opened hood of the Mercedes-Benz SL Class R230.


  2. Locate the brake fluid reservoir. Find the brake fluid reservoir tank behind the engine compartment on the driver's side and the reservoir. The brake reservoir is white with a black cap on it. Brake fluid reservoir of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R230.


  3. Use a clean cloth to clean the top and sides of the brake fluid reservoir. 
  4. Check the brake fluid level. You will see a min and max written on the brake fluid tank that will indicate the range where the brake fluid should be. Checking the brake fluid oil level of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.


  5. Add brake fluid. Open the black cap by turning it counterclockwise. Then pour in the brake fluid, use the brake fluid recommended by the vehicle's manufacturer. Do not fill past the MAX line. Brake fluid of the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class R230.Only use brake fluid from a container that is sealed and never opened.Adding brake fluid on the Mercedes-Benz SL Class.


  6. Putt back the cap on the brake fluid reservoir. 

    Closing the cap of the brake fluid reservoir.
  7. Check the brake fluid level.  Start the engine. Ensure the brake warning light is off. If the brake light remains on, do not drive the vehicles. Call an auto mechanic.


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