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Fluids that Need to be Changed in a Car

The system in your car relies on specialized liquids that help the vehicle system function normally. These fluids need to be checked regularly to ensure they are clean and fresh.

These fluids perform various functions that include; cooling, lubrication, and hydraulic assistance.

To prevent vehicle breakdowns and part failures flushing out these fluids or exchanging them is mandatory. The process enables the parts to stay intact and not rub excessively or wear out.

Here are the fluids that need to the changed or flushed to ensure the vehicle stays in a mint condition;

Brake fluid is a solution used for the hydraulic braking system of your car and is designed to transform your foot workforce on the brake pedal to pressure on your car breaks.

When there is moisture in the braking system then there is the need to perform a brake fluid flush to eradicate the rust color that forms. However, a brake flush is rarely needed.

When you fail to perform regular check-ups to see whether your need a brake flush it would prevent proper break functions, unnecessary noise, and smells when breaking.

Power steering fluid

In the navigation of every car steering is an important feature. Components of the steering system need to be checked regularly and the power steering solution or fluid changed since it wears out with time.

Failure to do so has implications such as power steering pump problems and possible collisions due to an unstable steering wheel.

Power steering fluid flush is needed depending on the driving patterns. The advisable duration is twice a year.

Transmission fluid

Transmission fluid is an important component in the transmission system of a car. It maintains fluid pressure, conditions the gaskets, and lubricates mechanical parts.

Transmission fluid flushes are made to keep your vehicle operating normally and prevent the car from having transmission issues.

The fluid flush process here involves cleaning out the old fluid from the transmission system and replacing it with a new one.

Frequent flushes are not recommended as they harm transmission, the advisable time to have a transmission fluid flush is after 35,000 miles.

Engine oil

Engine oil is used to cool, lubricate, clean, and prevent corrosion to the engine so that the engine runs properly over time.

Engine oil is changed after you cover the miles indicated in your user manual. An engine oil flush is also conducted using after-market solvents that help remove heavy oil deposits that may build up in the engine.

Failure to change engine oil makes the engine oil solidify and form sludges which deprive oil to other parts like bearings and crankshaft which may lead to a car breaking down.

If you need fluid services performed don't hesitate to give Kehoe Auto Repair a call today.

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