DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (12 oz.)
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Valvoline DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (12 oz.)

Part No. 601457 Warranty  
Valvoline DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid helps optimize ABS performance and is compatible with disc and drum braking systems requiring a DOT 3 and DOT 4 fluid.
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Container/Package Size:12 oz
Container/Package Type:Plastic
D.O.T Rating:4
Type:DOT 3 &4

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ValvolineDOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (12 oz.)
 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • High-performance (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large cars (4)
    • Small cars (4)
    • Trucks (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    works

    By sjw

    from Melbourne FL

    Verified Buyer
    Level 3

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • High-Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Valvoline DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (12 oz.):

        Works well, and the price was right.

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        5.0

        Good product for DOT 3 or DOT 4 systems

        By JO

        from Chesapeake, VA

        About Me Casual Driver

        Verified Buyer
        Level 3

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • High-Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Valvoline DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (12 oz.):

            I bought this brand of brake fluid because I've used it before and I've had good results with no problems. It's available in larger quantities, but I only needed enough for refilling/bleeding the brake fluid in the hydraulic clutch braking system which only used about 1/2 of this small bottle.

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            (10 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOW PRICE - GREAT PRODUCT

            By ZACK

            from FLORIDA

            About Me Casual Driver

            Verified Buyer
            Level 3

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Cars
              • Small Cars
              • Trucks

              Comments about Valvoline DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (12 oz.):

              I used this brake fluid when I changed out my calipers, pads and rotors on my Ford Explorer.

              It met DOT requirement and the price was right....it works for me.

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              (38 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good product!!

              By inspector

              from san juan, PR

              About Me Mechanic

              Verified Buyer
              Level 2

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Cars
                • Small Cars

                Comments about Valvoline DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (12 oz.):

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                (47 of 86 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great brake fluid for normal use!

                By DSMer

                from Mid Ga

                About Me Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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                Level 10

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars
                  • Small Cars
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Valvoline DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (12 oz.):

                  Great for normal use! use in clutch and brakes! Use for Full Flushes and more! Big Bottle a better value!

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                  (53 of 102 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Performance brake fluid

                  By Marlin

                  from VA

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • High-Performance

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Cars
                  • Small Cars
                  • Trucks

                  Comments about Valvoline DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (12 oz.):

                  Most brake fluid, for regular cars/trucks, is the same Dot3. This fluid from Valvoline is rated as Dot4. That means it will work in cars calling for Dot3 but can handle higher temps then the standard Dot3 fluid.

                  The only con is price. If you need high performance fluid then this will be worth it.
                  But if you have just a regular car/truck then the Dot3 store brand will be cheaper and do the same job.

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                  • Auto Enthusiast, Mechanic

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                  • Q:

                    What is the brake fluids boiling point ?
                    Asked on 5/31/2012 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • CUSTOMER CARE

                      A:

                      This Valvoline DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (12 oz.) (Part# 601457) is having Boiling point: 446 F, Flash point: 275 F.

                      Answered on 6/3/2012 by Dennis from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Can I safely use this to top off my motorcycle front brake that is labeled to use DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid? I have a can of this product and wonder if it will be compatible with whatever is already in the reservior. I am not sure if it is DOT 3, DOT 4, synthetic or whatever.
                    Please advise...
                    Asked on 4/9/2010 by JEFF from CLEMMONS, NC

                    1 answer

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                      A:

                      If you do not know if the brake fluid in your reservoir is synthetic or not, the recomendation is to bleed out the brake lines and reservoir. To make sure check with a reputable mechanic first.

                      Answered on 4/29/2010 by Rose from AAP
                  • Q:

                    Is this product considered DOT 5 breakfluid since it is synthetic break fluid? Does it influence the seals in any way?
                    Asked on 1/10/2010 by Steve from Houston, Texas

                    4 answers

                    • A:

                      No. Synthetic brake fluids are now available in DOT 3 and 4 and are compatible with non-synthetic DOT 3 and 4 brake fluids.

                      Answered on 2/4/2010 by N4Sir from MS
                    • A:

                      DOT 5 is a silicone fluid.

                      Answered on 2/4/2010 by N4Sir from MS
                    • A:

                      No, it is Dot 4 fluid, that is backwards compatible with Dot 3.
                      It has no effect on the seals, and it is NOT COMPATIBLE with DOT 5.
                      It can be used in most automobile braking systems.
                      I just installed it in my 1995 Toyota Camry, and couldn't be happier.

                      Answered on 2/5/2010 by Justin from Salem, NH
                    • A:

                      NO!!! This is NOT DOT5. DOT 5 is silicone based and can NOT be mixed with DOT3 or DOT4.

                      I know Corvettes, and some other performance cars, use to use Silicone (DOT5) but newwer ones and most cars call for DOT3/4.
                      So please make sure you have the right stuff and don;t mix. If you do mix you will need to drain and flush the entire system.

                      And no if you have a leak in your brake system the fluid will not seal it up or make the seals work better. You just need to fix the leak then bleed the system.

                      Answered on 2/25/2010 by Marlin from VA
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