General Car Maintenance in Shoreview MN

March 10, 2014

Checking the Fluids in your Vehicle

  One of the most important things you can do to help maintain the vehicle is to check the fluids. These help the vehicle to operate at peak performance. Without having the proper fluids in the vehicle, parts will start to wear sooner than they should. This can also result in a costly repair bill for the parts of your vehicle. If you are ever unsure of how much of each fluid should be in the vehicle, make sure to bring it in. We can help to recommend to you the level that each fluid should be at. By catching an issue early on, you can help to prevent a larger issue or more costly repair bill in the long run.   Going to Regular Maintenances is important   In order to help keep the vehicle at top efficiency, make sure to go to regularly scheduled maintenances. This way all parts and components can be inspected to see the condition they are in. Checking these are important because you can make sure that the parts are working effectively. If you notice an issue with the vehicle, make sure to bring it in as soon as possible. This can help to prevent further issues from forming. It can also help to keep the fluids up at the level recommended by the manufacturer. Also remember to inspect the tires to ensure they are in proper condition needed for driving on the winter roads. Having the right amount of tread is important to help them grip the road. This can improve the handling of your vehicle when driving on icy or wet roads.   Top off the fluids before traveling   Make sure to check the fluids before traveling. A line on each reservoir can indicate the correct amount you need of each fluid. By keeping the fluids at the proper amount, you can help to ensure that all parts of the vehicle will be working when they need to be. If you notice that you have to fill these fluids more frequently than normal, there could be a leak somewhere in the system. Make sure to bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for any issues that it might have. Fixing a leak early on can help to prevent issues with parts of the vehicle that could result in a costly repair bill.   Do not forget about the Oil   Another important fluid to check on the vehicle is the oil. Make sure to go to regular oil changes that are scheduled for the vehicle. Having new clean oil in the vehicle can help to lubricate the parts and components properly. It can help to have the engine run efficiently as well. Without oil, metal on metal parts can start to wear down quicker. It can also produce friction that will lead to issues in the vehicle. Having the oil changed can help to make sure the parts will be able to be efficient when operating. If you notice that the oil is getting low and you have to replace it often, there could be a leak. Make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as possible so we can diagnose the issue. This can help to make sure you have a safe and reliable vehicle again.