Your car fluids enable different vehicle systems to run smoothly and at maximum performance. Examples include the transmission, power steering, wiper, and brake fluids. As each fluid circulates in its respective system, its level and quality drop due to contamination, leading to various vehicle problems. However, these fluids require flushing at various intervals, and it's critical to know when to take the car to the technician for each flush.
Flush the Following Fluids Regularly for Optimum Car Performance
You can do an oil inspection using a dipstick. If the levels are below the specified margin or the color has turned to black, it's time to change the oil. Still, the interval for that is every 50,000-70,000 miles.
The transmission fluid keeps the gears running smoothly, and you need to check it every time you have an oil change. The recommended interval for transmission flushes is 30,000 miles.
As the name suggests, this fluid is used in the braking system and should be checked at least once a year. Replace it every two years or when you notice a color change from golden to brown.
Power Steering Fluid
It's critical to check the power steering fluid at least once a month. Its role is to keep the steering smooth and steady. It doesn't require frequent flushing, and we recommend that you consult your owner's manual for proper maintenance.
The radiator coolant cools the engine, preventing overheating. Inspect the fluid at least once every six months. Typically, it's recommended to flush the coolant every three years or 30,000 miles.
How Often Should You Check the Pressure of Your Car's Tires?
It's advisable to check all four tires [including the spare one] every month. Without doing so, you run the risk of driving on underinflated or overinflated tires. That can lead to many problems, from suspension issues, misalignment, and tire blowouts.
You can check the tire pressure using a tire gauge. Connect the meter to the tire valve, and take the reading. It is better to check the pressure in the morning when temperatures are low and the air in the tire hasn't expanded.
If you'd like to have a fluid flush, tire pressure checks, or simply want advice to create an effective fluid-flush schedule, visit our automotive maintenance and service center today!