Nissan Altima Brake Fluid

Selecting the Right Brake Fluid

When it comes to Brake Fluid for your Nissan Altima, Advance Auto Parts offers a variety of options, starting from an affordable $6.49. We stock products from trusted brands like Prestone, ensuring that your Altima gets the best care.

ShopPro DOT 3 Brake Fluid

  • Product Specifications:
    • Part #: SP-BF32
    • SKU #: 21052
    • Weight: 2lbs
    • Minimum Dry Boiling Point: 519Deg. F
    • DOT Rating: DOT 3
    • Flash Point: 250Deg. F
  • Features:
    • Mixes with regular brake fluids
    • Recommended for use in all hydraulic drum and disc brakes
    • Provides excellent flow at low temperatures for superior braking response

ShopPro DOT 4 Brake Fluid

  • Product Specifications:
    • Part #: SPBF4-12 (12oz)
    • Part #: SPBF4-32 (32oz)
    • SKU #: 666762 (12oz) / 666763 (32oz)
    • Weight: 0.75lbs (12oz) / 2lbs (32oz)
    • DOT Rating: DOT 4
  • Features:
    • Designed for extreme temperature braking systems
    • Recommended for use in all hydraulic drum and disc brakes

Prestone DOT 3 Brake Fluid

  • Product Specifications:
    • Part #: AS400Y
    • SKU #: 433369
    • Weight: 0.9lbs
    • Minimum Dry Boiling Point: 460Deg. F
    • DOT Rating: DOT 3
    • Minimum Wet Boiling Point: 284Deg. F
    • Flash Point: >215Deg. F
  • Features:
    • Enhanced performance vs. DOT standards
    • Extended life (50,000 mile) fluid
    • Protects against overheating, brake fade, and corrosion

How to Check Nissan Brake Fluid

Brake fluid plays a vital role in your Altima’s braking system. Wolfchase Nissan’s service department offers valuable insights on how to check your brake fluid to ensure your safety on the roads of Arlington and Memphis.

3 Steps to Check Brake Fluid

  1. Locate the Brake Fluid Reservoir:
    • Find the reservoir on the master cylinder under the hood. Consult your owner’s manual if needed.
  2. Check Fluid Level:
    • On the reservoir, locate “minimum” and “maximum” level lines. Ensure the fluid level is within the acceptable range.
  3. Inspect Fluid Color:
    • New brake fluid is almost clear with a yellowish tint. Dark brown or black fluid indicates the need for replacement.

What Color is Brake Fluid?

New brake fluid should be almost clear with a yellowish tint, but over time, it may darken. Dark or oil-like fluid signifies contamination, affecting performance negatively.

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