OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer. Traditionally, it is a company whose products are used as components in the products of another company.
Use the EasyMatch tool to find the brake fluid that’s compatible with your car. We also always recommend that you consult your owners manual to ensure you are using the correct fluid. If you have further questions, please contact us.
No. OEM brake fluid should be used only for its intended application.
Yes. OEM brake fluid is fully compatible with factory fill and all other brake fluids with the same DOT rating.
DOT is short for US Department of Transportation. The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) classifies three main grades of brake fluids under FMVSS 116. These grades are DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5. These standards dictate specifications such as minimum ERPB, maximum wet ERPB, maximum and minimum kinematic viscosity, base components and color. Our brake fluids all meet or exceed these federal standards.
Specially formulated means that the product is designed to meet or exceed the specifications set out by the individual OE manufacturers, whether for European, Asian or North American vehicles. Each manufacturer specifies the fluid's performance specs that must be met, including SAE specs, ASTM specs or even their own developed specs. With the many manufacturers comes many specifications, and our formulations are tailored to the different needs of different types of vehicles. OEM brake fluids have been developed to meet or exceed each manufacturer's performance specification while also meeting or exceeding DOT standards.
If the product is still in the original sealed container or has not been diluted with water then it has a shelf life of many years.
OEM understands there’s a lot to know about maintaining your vehicle’s braking system. Choosing the right brake fluid for your particular vehicle is a great start.
Here are a few commonly asked questions to help guide you through the correct use of OEM brake fluid.