Essential Fluids To Keep Your Vehicle Running Well


Essential Fluids To Keep Your Vehicle Running Well

Vehicles need essential fluids in order to keep them running effectively and you can easily forget when you are busy, this article will remind you of which essential fluids you should be mindful of in order for you to care for you vehicle in the best way possible. 

  1. Be mindful of the oil.

The oil pump and engine oil are essential to making your vehicle run. The fact is oil is needed to lubricate moving parts, resulting in a reduction of wear and friction. Also, oil is great at helping to keep the engine of your vehicle clean.

This means that you should be careful to check the level of the oil at least once each month. The owner’s manual is your key reference guide about how often the oil should actually be changed and if you are unsure then you should make an appointment with one of our qualified mechanics. Note that the rule for older vehicles concerning oil changes is based on every three months, or every 3000 miles, whichever comes first. But do note that newer vehicles typically do not usually need to have their oil changed as frequently.

If you notice brown or black drops on the ground under the front end of your vehicle, it is likely that you have an oil leak that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. Also, your oil indicator light on your dash may alert you to the fact that your oil is low. In either situation, you need to address the issue of your vehicle’s leak or the need for more oil. If your vehicle does not get sufficient oil in time, your engine could soon seize up and become an extremely costly job.


  1. Think of transmission fluid.

Transmission fluid is responsible for lubricating the moving parts of the transmission and aids in the prevention of unwanted build-up by functioning as a type of cleaning substance to keep the transmission functioning well. Transmission fluid is also vital because it is necessary in cooling the engine.

It is highly recommended that transmission fluid be changed at every 60,000 miles. But be sure to also always follow the instructions of your owner’s manual, since it may be recommended to be done even sooner for your type of vehicle.

When a vehicle is experiencing a leak of transmission fluid, there will be visible rust-colored or red drops on the ground. Even if you only notice a modest drip, it really is advisable to get to a repair shop as soon as possible. When you start your vehicle and there is a severe steady leak, then it is imperative to get your vehicle serviced immediately. A low supply of transmission fluid results in delays in the shifting of the gears and also produces a hard shift. And sometimes you may notice that the gears seem to be slipping during acceleration.

Indeed, it is wise to be aware of these essential fluids and how they are performing for your vehicle. The good news is that our garage can handle the repairs and services that your vehicle needs. Come by today. We are here to serve you, answer all your questions, get your repairs done well and offer fair pricing.

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