5 Important Fluids Every Car Owner Should Monitor

5 Important Fluids Every Car Owner Should Monitor

Posted: 24/04/2024
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Just like staying hydrated keeps your body functioning well, keeping your car's fluids in check is crucial for its performance. Your car relies on several fluids to run smoothly, just like how your body needs water to function properly. Here's our list of the 5 you should be monitoring:

Engine Oil
Think of engine oil as your car's lifeblood. It lubricates the engine to prevent overheating and keeps everything running smoothly. Checking it is easy: wait for the car to cool down, then pull out the dipstick, wipe it clean, reinsert it, and check the oil level. Healthy oil is clear and golden, while old oil is dark and thick.

Brake Fluid
Your brakes rely on hydraulic pressure from brake fluid to work effectively. Unlike oil, brake fluid shouldn't decrease over time. If you notice a drop, it could mean a leak, which needs immediate attention for your safety.

Transmission Fluid
This fluid lubricates the transmission system, ensuring smooth gear shifts and preventing overheating. Check it with the engine warmed up and running. Clean transmission fluid is usually red in color.

Just like you need water to cool down, your car needs coolant to prevent overheating. Check it when the engine is cool and top it up with the right mixture of water and coolant, as specified in your car's manual.

Windscreen Wiper Fluid
Visibility is key for safe driving, especially in bad weather. Windscreen wiper fluid keeps your windshield clean and clear, reducing glare and improving visibility. Using a dedicated cleaning fluid helps prevent streaks and ensures a clearer view while driving.

If you're concerned about any of these fluids in your vehicle come see the service team and let us help you get back on the road safely.  


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