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Car Fluids- Maintenance and Importance

Car Fluids- Maintenance and ImportanceMaintaining the fluid levels in your car is of the utmost importance. In order to keep your vehicle running in tiptop shape with no mechanical issues, you will want to check your fluid levels regularly. This includes the brake fluid, power steering fluid, and motor oil. All of these different fluids work together to keep your car running and working as it should be. Many of these fluids need to be changed regularly, but not all at the same time. By becoming familiar with the different fluids found in your car and at what degree they should be changed, you will be maintaining your vehicle as best as possible for long-term use.

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is a type of liquid that gives your brakes the power that they need to work and stop your vehicle effectively. This is perhaps one of the most important fluids in your car. Over time, brake fluid collects moisture and will need to be replaced. Typically, the brake fluid should be changed once every year or two. Brake fluid that becomes too low could cause major issues in your vehicle.

Motor Oil

Motor oil is the fluid that protects, cools and lubricates your cars engine. For a healthy life-span of your car, the motor oil should be changed on a regular schedule. You will also want to change your oil filter when changing your oil.

Power Steering Fluid

Power steering fluid is part of the hydraulics system. This gives you the ability to turn your steering wheel smoothly and easily. As parts in your car deteriorate, it is common for the power steering fluid to become clouded with dust and debris. If you feel that your steering is not working as it should be, the power steering fluid may need to be flushed and replaced.

While many of your cars fluid levels can be maintained and changed on your own, Louetta Automotive is here to help. Take your vehicle in for service to ensure that all of your fluid levels are up to par.

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