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When you hit the brake pedal in your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek 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 Crosstrek won't stop properly. The video above shows you how to add brake fluid to your Subaru Crosstrek. If you are adding brake fluid to your Crosstrek 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 Crosstrek, so be careful not to spill it.
When adding fluid to your Crosstrek, 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 Subaru Crosstrek or whenever it looks dark in color - this will make the internal brake components last longer.
Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year2016 Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2.0L 4 Cyl.
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Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2016 Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2.0L 4 Cyl.
The rear wiper that you forgot you had until it streaks horrifically on a rainy day? Change it now!2016 Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2016 Subaru Crosstrek Limited 2.0L 4 Cyl.