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Brake Fluid Change

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Hello all you lovely people!
In advance, thank you for your help - you've all been fantastic with info on my Treg so very appreciate it!

I am preparing to do some maintenance to my Happy Wagon and I see I should replace the Brake Fluid every 2 years. What do I need to purchase/order? I typically go thru NAPA Auto Parts.

Also, what does this entail with the brake fluid change?

Thanks all!

2004 TDI 190k miles
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Quite a few dealers do it at a price that makes DIY just not worth the bother.
I agree. IIRC, it was about $200 a year ago. This was on an Eos, but I can't imagine the Touareg brake system being any more complicated.
According to VW, the transmission is sealed for life. I wouldn't want to go much over 50K miles before a fluid change, however. I had an Escape Hybrid that also had a "sealed for life" transmission and I changed the fluid out on that at 50K, too.

If you don't know when it was last serviced, I'd have it done when you next have the chance. I was quoted around $300-$400 USD at an independent shop. Of course, like all newer vehicles, it needs a particular fluid and you can't just refill it with Dexron III like in the "good old days"!

Any competent independent mechanic can do a brake fluid flush. No need for a VW expert for that job.
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