In order for the vehicle to run efficiently, make sure that the parts and components of it are inspected on a regular basis. These parts require various fluids to keep them running smoothly and coolly. Without regular fluid checks, the fluids in your vehicle can become dirty, lose viscosity, or be depleted completely. When your automobile is low on fluids, a variety of mechanical issues can occur. These mechanical issues may result in thousands of dollars in repairs or even safety issues, which may increase the likelihood of an accident occurring. Checking and replacing the fluids in your vehicle is a very simple process. If you notice that you have to refill a fluid often, it could be a sign there is a leak in the system. Make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you. This can help increase the safety of the vehicle, while also making it more reliable.
The most crucial fluid in your automobile is engine oil. The engine oil is a highly viscous fluid that is distributed slowly throughout the components of the engine to keep the engine running smoothly. An engine is made out of quickly moving mechanical parts. Without oil, these parts would cause friction to build up which can damage parts and cause the engine to reach a dangerously high temperature. Engine oil can quickly become dirty and lose its viscosity, which is why it is so important to have your engine oil completely replaced every six months. If you drive your vehicle further than the average consumer, you may want to change your oil every three thousand miles.
Engine coolant is a fluid in your vehicle that can lower the temperature of your engine and prevent your vehicle from overheating. All machines generate heat because of friction and the combustive process that makes the machine operate. The engine coolant in your vehicle is able to lower the temperature of the engine to prevent damage from occurring.
There are many other fluids in your vehicle that should be replaced on a regular basis. Transmission fluid is a fluid that is designed specifically to improve the function of the transmission. Without this fluid, the transmission life may be greatly shortened. Transmission repairs are some of the most expensive automobile repairs. Windshield fluid is another fluid that should be checked regularly. It can remove dirt, or debris from your windshield to improve visibility. If you are unsure how much of each fluid your vehicle should have, make sure to contact us and we can advise you on the correct amount.