A brake fluid reservoir is also referred to as brake fluid bottle, it’s a bottle like container which stores excess brake fluid. The reservoir has a cap which can be opened and brake fluid poured into if it runs low. In the vast majority of vehicles, the reservoir is made from hard plastic, but some cars also use a metal tank. Also, the size and shape of the reservoir will vary which is why it’s important to buy one that’s meant for your particular car. That said if the reservoir for your particular car is hard to find you can always improvise with a generic bottle as per recommendation by your mechanic.
In the vast majority of cases, you’ll only need to replace the brake fluid reservoir if it starts leaking or if it breaks. You don’t need to replace it just because it has become old. That said inspecting the reservoir should be a part of regular maintenance since a leak in it can cause the brakes to malfunction. Also, declining fluid levels in the reservoir can point to a problem with the braking system.
Buying a brake fluid reservoir is relatively straightforward. All you need is to buy one that looks exactly like the one you currently have. You can also sort through the reservoirs listed above based on part number. If you still need help feel free to get in touch with us right away.