How to Check Brake Fluid Level: 2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6

Honda Ridgeline Model Years - 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

Find the brake fluid reservoir / brake fluid tank and check fluid level

Author

Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

2013 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6 Air Conditioner Recharge Freon

If your car blows hot air when your air conditioner is turned on, try recharging the freon first

2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6 Lights Parking Light (replace bulb)

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

2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6 Coolant (Antifreeze) Check Coolant Level

Your coolant should perform well under any condition - just like Aaron Rodgers!

2008 Honda Ridgeline RTL 3.5L V6 Coolant (Antifreeze) Fix Leaks

Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it

Share on   Share on Twitter   Share on Facebook
Parts & Tools
We may earn a commission from qualifying purchases as an Amazon Associate
Video Description

Checking the brake fluid in your 2008 Honda Ridgeline is easy and should be done once a month. On some Hondas, 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 2008 Ridgeline. In addition to checking the brake fluid level, you want to look at the color of the brake fluid in your Ridgeline - 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 Ridgeline, 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 Ridgeline.

  • Advance Auto coupon for
    20% off entire order: KIOSK20