You have probably heard your mechanic mention fluid flush during your routine maintenance and service. However, do you know the fluid you will likely have to change during your next visit to the auto shop? Regardless of the fluid, you need and flush and fill for your car to remain in good condition. Below are the six main fluids that need to be changed regularly:
1. Engine Oil
Perhaps this is the most common fluid most people change in cars. It helps keep the engine lubricated and is often changed at least once every six months.
Some car owners often change the car's coolant or antifreeze after 2 or 3 years. You can check its level via the radiator at least twice a year.
3. Power Steering Fluid
This fluid is responsible for a smooth and easy steering drive. You can have it checked on your next visit to the auto shop, although its level rarely drops.
4. Windshield Wiper Fluid
Although it does not directly impact engine performance, it is a vital fluid. The windshield wiper fluid helps you maintain a clean windshield.
5. Transmission Fluid
Your car's gears run smoothly when the transmission fluid is at the right level. Although the fluid often remains constant, your mechanic can replenish it after driving between 50,000 and 10,000 miles, depending on the car's transmission type and owner's manual.
6. Brake Fluid
Although the brake fluid can withstand high temperatures without boiling or drying out, it requires change for the braking system to work correctly. A leak of this fluid is the first thing a mechanic checks if there is a problem with the brakes. Ask your mechanic to check the brake fluid every time you go for an oil change.
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The above six fluid levels need to be monitored to reduce the chances of major problems. If you need fluid services performed, call us, or come to our auto shop for a professional fill or flush of the common fluids!