Checking the Fluids

 

The vehicle has several different fluids that run through it. Without these fluids, the vehicle would not be able to operate properly. It is important to make sure to inspect these fluids on a regular basis. If you notice that they are running low and you have to add to them, there could be a leak somewhere. Keeping the fluids at the levels they should be at can help to increase the driving performance of the vehicle. It can also help to reduce the maintenance costs on the vehicle. By keeping the fluids at the line indicated on the reservoirs or dipsticks, you can help improve the performance of the vehicle.

 

 

 

The oil is an important fluid for the vehicle. It helps to keep the engine running properly and efficiently. It is recommended to have the oil changed on a schedule. By changing the oil, you can help to keep the engine and moving parts properly lubricated. This can prevent parts wearing against one another.

 

 

Most vehicles will have the brake fluid in a reservoir that will allow you to see through it. This can help for you to check the fluid level without having to open the cap. If the brake pads are starting to wear, the brake fluid will decrease. If you notice it dropping more than normal, bring it in so we can inspect the fluid and vehicle for you.

 

 

Another fluid to check is the power steering fluid. This fluid should stay the same amount. If you notice that more power steering fluid needs to be added, it can indicate that there is a leak in the vehicle. Make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible. This can help to keep it running efficiently and safely.

 

 

 

The transmission fluid should also be checked. This is usually checked by inspecting the dipstick. If the transmission fluid looks brown or has a burnt smell to it, make sure to bring it in as soon as you can.

 

 

 

When you check the coolant level, make sure to allow the vehicle time to cool down. Having enough coolant can help prevent the engine from becoming damaged or overheating. If you find yourself adding more coolant to the reservoir, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as you can. This can help prevent further damage if there is a leak in the system.

 

 

 

The windshield washer fluid should also be inspected on a regular basis. This can help to ensure you have proper visibility when you drive. Keeping it as full as possible can help to ensure you can have the windshield cleaned. Over time, road grime, dirt, or other debris could collect on the windshield. Have the washer fluid helps to remove it. This can also help to improve the safety of your vehicle.

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