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Why the Fluids should be Checked


When owning a vehicle, you will want to make sure it is kept in the best condition possible. This can help to provide you with a safer and more reliable vehicle. If you notice anything out of the norm with the vehicle, always make sure to contact us. This can help to provide you with a safe driving experience when you travel. Besides having us inspect the vehicle, there are small inspections you can do yourself. This includes checking the fluids in the vehicle. Having the right amount of the fluids can help the vehicle operate efficiently and at top performance.


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 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.


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.


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, debris, and even ice 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. This can help you to have a safe and reliable vehicle.


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