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Step-by-step instructions on how to add and check brake fluid any 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

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What you will need

  • DOT 3 or DOT 4 (Brake Fluid)
    • Only use what is noted on the top of the brake fluid cap. 

Procedure

  1. Open the hood, pull the hood release under the dashboard and go in front of the vehicle. Then unlock the hood latch and pull the hood up until the hydraulic hood strut locks.Opened hood of the Kia Optima.

     

  2. Locate the brake fluid reservoir next to the firewall on the driver's side of the engine compartment.Brake fluid reservoir of the Kia Optima.

     

  3. Check on the fluid level, shake the reservoir and look at the reservoir's indicator where the fluid lies.Checking the fluid level of the brake fluid.

     

  4. If the fluid level is on the maximum level, no need to add brake fluid. If the fluid level is below or on the minimum level, add brake fluid.

     

  5. To add brake fluid, open the cap by turning it counterclockwise. Use the brake fluid recommended by the vehicle's manufacturer or look at the cap to know what brake fluid to use. Removing the cap of the brake fluid.Adding brake fluid on the Kia Optima.

    Make sure that the brake fluid you use is freshly sealed and not opened to prevent moisture from the fluid.

  6. Close the cap by turning it clockwise and check the fluid level again.Putting the cap back to the brake fluid reservoir.

     

Check & Add Brake Fluid Kia Optima 2016-2020 Step-by-step instructions on how to add and check brake fluid any 2016-2020 Kia Optima.