Have you ever visited the doctor due to dehydration? If you have, you’ll know the importance doctors give to the regular intake of fluids for your body. Our vehicles are no different. Among the wide range of maintenance that cars need, checking the fluids of a car is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to keep your car running smoothly. This blog will highlight the 4 fluids in your car that play a major role in making sure your car’s on-road performance is top drawer.
If you are new to the world of car and car maintenance, it is possible that the only car fluid you’ve ever heard of is the engine oil. Most of the people tend to know this part of car maintenance and are likely to be aware of how to check the car’s engine oil.
Engine oil is integral to the performance of every car and most cars tend to have the same basic way of checking its engine oil. All you need to do is pop the hood, take a hold of the oil dipstick, pull it out, clean, and repeat.
Once you have done this, you’ll know the oil level in your car. Cars need to have an adequate amount of oil for smooth running, and if that’s not the case, it’s best you visit a qualified mechanic. Engine oil should be checked once a month.
The transmission fluid in your car is what keeps the gears going strong. Checking of the transmission fluid is done in the same way as engine oil. Beware though, transmission fluid can only be checked when the car’s engine is running.
While your engine oil is used up gradually over time with the running of the car, transmission fluid is unlikely to ever be low. This fluid is part of a closed system and any decline in the level of the car’s transmission fluids warrants a visit to the mechanic. You should inspect your car’s transmission fluid every other month.
The word coolant is pretty self explanatory for the job it does. Antifreeze aka coolants keep your car from heating up. If you feel your car is starting to overheat, chances are that your car is running low on coolant.
Coolants are inside your radiator and the best way to check their levels is to remove the radiator cap and look inside. Having said that, make sure you do this when the car is cool and the engine of the car isn’t running.
Inside the radiator, there is going to be a line which would indicate the ideal coolant levels. In case your coolant is low, visit a mechanic to make sure the correct coolant is refilled.
Irrespective of the speed of the car and the levels of torque, a proper working brake is integral to the passengers’ safety. Brake fluids keep your car’s brakes running smoothly. Brake fluids are enclosed in a closed system, which makes sure that they are seldom, if ever, low. Despite that, most car enthusiast would agree, it’s better to be safe than sorry. You should check your car’s brake fluids to make sure they are clean and aren’t going to hamper the car’s performance.
Make sure you have duly noted these simple but essential fluid checks of your car. If you come across any issues when checking your car’s fluids or want them to be refilled, come to us and we’ll make sure your car’s performance remains perfect.