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Does My Car Really Need Fluid Exchanges?

Your car contains different fluids that help run it. Over time, these fluids get depleted or even collect contaminants. The pollutants may slow down the vehicle's performance; thus, regular fluid servicing is essential for a safe driving experience.

During fluid servicing, the mechanic might recommend flushing out the fluids and replacing them with new ones. The entire system is then cleansed with water or specialized cleaning fluid to eliminate any grit or grime built up over time. Some of the fluids in your car include;

Transmission Fluid

Some mechanics recommend changing the transmission fluid every 60,000 to 100000 miles. However, this is also determined by the type of vehicle you are driving, so you have to make sure you follow the manufacturer's recommendations unless you detect some issues.

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid exchanges are rare but critical if moisture enters the braking system and causes it to rust. If the fluid overheats, it requires exchanging too.

Engine Oil

A certified mechanic uses a unique cleanser to break down carbon deposits or sludge in the engine oil. Cleaning happens after draining the old oil and making the replacement with new oil.

Power Steering Fluid

Although a power steering fluid flush is rare, ensure to have it checked twice every year. If there are any grits or metal deposits in the fluid, then you can have it flushed.

Importance of Fluid Flushes

Most car fluids are essential for lubrication of car parts and cooling when driving. Ensure to complete the flushes as directed by your car's manufacturer. It prevents untimely breakdowns and reduces the likelihood of untimely repairs. Failure to conduct the flushes may lower your car's performance and even cause damage to the car's physical components.

Fluid flushes are vital if you want to have your vehicle around for a long time. If you purchased a pre-owned or used car, you even have more reasons to have the fluids checked because you don't know how keen the previous owner was on maintenance matters. We understand each car language and work with certified mechanics to flush your car's fluids whenever necessary. If you need fluid services performed, don't hesitate to give our auto repair shop a call today!

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