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When you hit the brake pedal in your 2010 Scion xB 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 xB won't stop properly. The video above shows you how to add brake fluid to your Scion xB. If you are adding brake fluid to your xB 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 xB, so be careful not to spill it.
When adding fluid to your xB, 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 Scion xB or whenever it looks dark in color - this will make the internal brake components last longer.
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2010 Scion xB 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2010 Scion xB 2.4L 4 Cyl.
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2010 Scion xB 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Dirty cabin air filter cause undue wear on your car's heater and AC and can cause bad odors2010 Scion xB 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2010 Scion xB 2.4L 4 Cyl.
Low coolant levels is all to common - top yours up today2010 Scion xB 2.4L 4 Cyl.