When adding or replacing the brake fluid, always use a top quality fluid, such as DOT-3. DO NOT allow the brake fluid container or master cylinder reservoir to remain open for long periods; brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air, reducing its effectiveness and causing corrosion in the lines.
The master cylinder, located in the left rear section of the engine compartment, consists of an aluminum body and a reservoir with minimum fill indicators. The fluid level of the reservoirs should be kept near the top of the observation windows.
A sudden decrease in the fluid level indicates a possible leak in the system and should be checked out immediately.