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Topping off the Fluids for your Vehicle

by | Jun 26, 2017 | Auto Repair, Car Care Tips, Fluids, General Car Maintenance



Making sure that the fluids are up in your vehicle is important to its overall performance. Every vehicle has tanks or reservoirs that contain each of the fluids. These fluids must be kept and maintained at the recommended level for the overall efficiency of your vehicle. By bringing in your vehicle for routine maintenances, we can help to make sure fluids are at the level they should be. The fluids are essential for a smooth operation of many of your vehicle’s systems, including the engine, brake system, and transmission. If you allow them to drop below the fill line, or even dry out, you could be doing more damage to your vehicle than you might think.




The brake fluid is part of your vehicle’s brake line system. If the brake fluid is leaking, or too much air gets in the brake like, it can affect the vehicle’s ability to stop. Brake fluid amounts can be seen through a plastic reservoir, which makes it easy to see the amount that is needed. If you notice the level is lower and needs some added in, there is a good chance there is a leak somewhere in the brake line.



The coolant in your vehicle is a heat transfer fluid. It cycles around the engine and collects heat as it returns to the radiator. Once it is there, it is then transferred to the air. The coolant helps to keep your engine from overheating. Make sure to check the coolant level when the engine is cool, otherwise the coolant is hot and may cause burns. The power steering fluid is able to help make the turning of your vehicle easier. When your vehicle is working at proper levels, the power steering fluid increases the ability for the steering to direct the tires. If the fluid is low, you may experience issues with your power steering such as unusual tightness when you turn. If you notice you have to replace the fluid, there could be a leak somewhere. The transmission fluid should also be checked regularly to make sure the proper amount is in there. The transmission fluid cools and lubricates the inner parts of the transmission, ensuring that the transmission runs at an optimal level.





The motor oil is the most important fluid in all vehicles with combustion engines. The oil lubricates the moving parts of the engine’s crankcase. This can help prevent the high heat and friction that results during engine operation from destroying the pistons, valves, and other components. Without oil in your vehicle, the engine will seize up shortly, causing your vehicle to be unusable and be a costly repair bill. It is important to check the oil regularly so the level of oil is maintained at the recommended level. Also, by going to regular maintenances you can help keep your vehicle in the best condition possible.