EN
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Mechanics Mechanics
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Add Brake Fluid: 2002-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer

We are still working to obtain content for your car, however the video above is believed to have similar characteristics as your car.

 
Video Description

When you hit the brake pedal in your 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer it pumps brake fluid down to your brakes which increases the pressure to make your car slow down. If you don't have enough brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir, air can get in your brake lines and your Trailblazer won't stop properly. The video above shows you how to add brake fluid to your Chevrolet Trailblazer. If you are adding brake fluid to your Trailblazer on a regular basis, you should check for leaks (we have a video for this too!) As with most fluids in your engine, brake fluid can cause serious harm if you get it in your eyes, so be sure to wear safety glasses and gloves. Brake fluid will also make your paint peel off if you spill it on your Trailblazer, so be careful not to spill it.

When adding fluid to your Trailblazer, it is important to check your owners manual for the correct type to add - it likely be either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5, also known as silicone brake fluid. Do not shake the fluid before pouring it in your vehicle - the air bubbles will foul up your brake lines. Be sure to discard bottles of brake fluid that are over a year old - brake fluid sucks the moisture out of the air and the water vapor in the fluid can rust out your brake lines quickly. Brake fluid breaks down with use and should be changed every 2 years in your Chevrolet Trailblazer or whenever it looks dark in color - this will make the internal brake components last longer.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • Parking Light Change 2002-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer
    Change the parking light

    Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?

    2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 6 Cyl.
  • Battery Replacement: 2002-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer
    Replace your car battery

    Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years

    2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 6 Cyl.
  • Fix Transmission Fluid Leaks Chevrolet Trailblazer (2002-2009)
    Dealing with minor transmission fluid leaks

    Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot

    2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 6 Cyl.
  • Check Windshield Washer Fluid Chevrolet Trailblazer (2002-2009)
    Checking the windshield washer fluid

    There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!

    2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 6 Cyl.
  • Highbeam (Brights) Change: 2002-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer
    Replace brights

    On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!

    2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 6 Cyl.
  • 2002-2009 Chevrolet Trailblazer Oil Leak Fix
    Plug the oil leak

    If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber

    2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer LS 4.2L 6 Cyl.
  • See all videos for the 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer
Comments
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
brake fluid brake repair tools stop leak gloves brake pads jacks brake light bulbs fluid pumps