There are several fluids your car needs to run smoothly, and keeping a close eye on them can help extend the life of your car and its parts. Here are some of the most important fluids in your car and what they do:
Engine oil. The biggest one is your engine oil. The engine oil might leak a little or start to run low depending on the age of your car and how much you use it, so it’s a good idea to regularly check the levels between complete oil changes at your dealership or mechanic.
Transmission fluid. Transmission fluid makes your gears turn smoothly. Transmission oil shouldn’t get low, unlike engine oil, so if it’s low you need to take it to a mechanic. Check this about once a month to make sure there are no problems.
Antifreeze. Check your antifreeze about twice a year, especially because it’s so important to your car’s inner workings. Now is a good time to make sure it’s not low, as antifreeze is important in keeping your car parts at normal temperatures.
Brake fluid. This fluid is extremely important and should be checked whenever you check your oil, about once a month.
Contact our service department today to schedule an appointment and make sure all fluids are topped off and everything is work properly. We look forward to hearing from you!