What is the reservoir on a car for?

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There are several "reservoirs" in the engine compartment:

1) engine coolant; 2) brake fluid; 3) window washer fluid; power steering fluid, vacuum reservoir and possibly more.

It is a great idea to check all those fluid levels no less than once a week ... or daily whenever on a long trip; only takes a few minutes, time which could mean the difference between arriving on time or being delayed for hours or days because one of the fluid levels was too low.

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