Engine Fluids: What You Need and When To Replace Them
Maintenance on your car or truck is a must! Vehicles need a lot of upkeep to ensure that they perform efficiently. One of the most vital aspects of our vehicle’s engine is its fluids. It’s quite simple to monitor the fluids in your vehicle. Most of the time, all you need to do is lift up your hood and have a look. Checking your vehicle’s fluids on a regular basis will guarantee that you save time and money down the road.
Below are five of your engine’s fluids you should be checking on a regular basis:
- Check your oil once a month to ensure that it’s not low.
- Check out your owner’s manual to know when to have the oil replaced.
- Transmission fluid should also be checked monthly, this will ensure that your transmission doesn’t run dry.
- It should be replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles.
- Coolant should be checked twice yearly, to keep your vehicle from over heating.
- It needs to be replaced every 2 to 3 years.
- You should check this once a month to guarantee that your vehicle stops when needed.
- Brake fluid needs to be replaced every 2 years.
Power Steering Fluid
- This fluid should be checked once a month.
- Check your owner’s manual for information of replacing power steering fluid. It greatly depends on the car.
Here at Maverick Auto Body in Greensboro we offer full service auto repair as well as consultations to keep you safe in your vehicle. We can also check your engine’s fluids and replace any necessary fluids. Call today to schedule an appointment for a fluid check, car repair, auto detailing, tire rotation, and/or bodywork, please call us at 336-230–1414.