Your automobile has a variety of fluids that help it run efficiently and safely. Padron Automotive can change all of them, but were going to talk about the four most common fluid flushes below. Having these fluids replaced when they need to be according to your manufacturer’s directions is crucial to the longevity of your car, truck, or utility vehicle. In other words, you reduce your vehicle’s lifespan if you ignore these factory-scheduled services.
Brake Fluid Flush
Your brake fluid is important because it is a hydraulic fluid that helps to stop your automobile. Your vehicle will not stop without brake fluid, which is why you see the bad guys cutting the brake lines on television and in the movies. Your brake fluid should be flushed every 30,000 miles. During a brake fluid flush, the brake lines should also be bled to remove any dirty fluid and air from them.
Engine Coolant Flush
Every 30,000 miles is also a good gauge to have your engine coolant flushed and refilled. Your cooling system relies on the coolant to prevent your engine from overheating. Without enough clean and fresh coolant in the cooling system, your engine will run hot constantly and will be damaged by the excess heat eventually. Again, an engine coolant flush every 30,000 miles is a good idea.
Motor Oil Change
Getting your motor oil changed depends on the type of oil that you use. If you are old-fashioned and use conventional motor oil, you need to have the oil and filter changed every 3,000 miles. If you don’t drive 3,000 miles in six months, get the oil changed then. Synthetic motor oil extends the change durations to every 7,500 miles on average. Depending on your automobile and the type of synthetic motor oil used, this duration can be as short as 5,000 miles or up to every 10,000 miles.
Transmission Fluid Flush
The transmission fluid is a little more complicated. Some people recommend that it be changed every 30,000 miles; others say you can go as much as 60,000 miles between changes. The best way to determine whether your transmission fluid needs to be changed is to have the system inspected annually. Once the fluid oxidizes and loses its red color, it needs to be changed. You can also check your owner’s manual for your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation.
Padron Automotive is the best auto service shop in Topeka, KS. Give us a call today to discuss the fluids in your automobile and when they need to be changed.