Brake fluids are designed to be hygroscopic, which means that any moisture in the braking system is absorbed and spread evenly throughout the system to prevent localized corrosion or boil.
Do’s and Don’ts of Brake Fluid Storage and Handling
Change the fluid regularly in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.
Keep the area around the master cylinder clean when changing the fluid.
Clean the master cylinder cap and surrounding area before removing it to help minimize the risk of abrasive dirt or foreign material entering the reservoir.
Store the brake fluid in its original container, and keep it in a clean and dry area.
Close the lid immediately after use.
Quickly wash off any spillage with water to avoid vehicle paint damage.
Dispose of any opened containers after 12 months.
Mix different grades of fluid.
Expose brake fluid to other fluids or oils.
Wipe off any spillage with a rag.
Fluid Replacement Period:
Every 12 months or more frequently if the vehicle is used frequently or in the instance the vehicle is used for deliveries