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Checking the brake fluid in your 2006 Dodge Stratus is easy and should be done once a month. On some Dodges, the owners manual suggests pumping the brake pedal 25 times before looking at the fluid level, be sure to check your owners manual to see if this applies to your 2006 Stratus. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your Stratus - if it is dark in color or it has been more than 2 years since you have changed it, you should consider having it changed - this will help make the internal components (which are expensive) last much longer.
If you need to add fluid to your Stratus, 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. 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 quickly rust out the brake lines in your Stratus.
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6
The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2006 Dodge Stratus SXT 2.7L V6