EN
About Us About Us
Parts & Tools Parts & Tools
Gear Guide Gear Guide
search

Add Brake Fluid: 2007-2012 Mazda CX-7

Rosen Nissan helped make these videos

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 2008 Mazda CX-7 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 CX-7 won't stop properly. The video above shows you how to add brake fluid to your Mazda CX-7. If you are adding brake fluid to your CX-7 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 CX-7, so be careful not to spill it.

When adding fluid to your CX-7, 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 Mazda CX-7 or whenever it looks dark in color - this will make the internal brake components last longer.

Other videos you might find helpful

  • 2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo Oil Check Oil Level
    Oil level check

    Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary

    2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo
  • 2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo Lights Highbeam (replace bulb)
    Replace brights

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

    2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo
  • 2011 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.5L 4 Cyl. Clock Set Clock
    Set the clock to the correct time

    Is the clock in your car ahead or behind? Learn how to set it here!

    2011 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.5L 4 Cyl.
  • 2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo Lights Daytime Running Light (replace bulb)
    Replace a burnt out DRL

    DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly

    2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo
  • 2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo Oil Add Oil
    Top up the oil level

    Many cars will burn or leak a little bit of oil. Over time, this adds up and you might need to add some - learn how to here!

    2008 Mazda CX-7 Sport 2.3L 4 Cyl. Turbo
  • See all videos for the 2008 Mazda CX-7
The Right Parts
The Right Tools
brake fluid brake repair tools stop leak gloves brake pads jacks brake light bulbs fluid pumps
Similar Cars in our Video Library