TOP OVERLOOKED FLUIDS TO CHECK IN YOUR CAR
Should you have grown up with a resident car expert in the family, you’ll likely be sick of hearing them say “check your fluids, check your fluids!” but it’s not something you should ignore. Ignore it at your peril, in fact; a car that has poor fluid control is a car that will put you in a lot of danger later on in its life. That nag in the family might mention it to you every time you get in the car, but they have a very good point.
So, what are the kinds of fluids that you should be checking – and what are the fluids that not enough people look into?
• Transmission Fluids. These are regularly forgotten about and tend to be a problem after around 100,000 miles. Still, change it after every 50-60k instead for the best performance. This is going to manage your cars maintenance costs and is going to ensure that it can handle the amount of work that you need to put in on the roads to drive safe and sound. If you want your car to last you for as long as it possibly can, then invest in a new fluid as often as you can.
• Brake Fluid. For something so important, it’s regularly left until it’s too late to check out. Brake fluid has to be checked on a regular basis, so if you want to make sure your car is as safe as it can be then you should invest in regular brake fluid management. A failure to do so can see rust and corrosion in the bake system, which could be quite bad in the long-run. Make sure you invest in checking out your brake fluid levels.
• Coolant Fluids. Often left until it is too late, your coolant fluids have to be changed as often as possible to keep things nice and safe. Changing this every 40-60,000 miles makes sense as otherwise you can have more than your fair share of problems along the way. This matters as an incorrect level of coolant can see the pH balance knocked out of sync which can cause all manner of problems for you later on down the line.
• Motor Oils. Probably the most common mistake being made by most drivers is the lack of change to their motor oils. Motor oils have to be changed on a rather regular basis as it helps to lubricate the engine. Without lubrication, your engine is going to have a harder time of it, meaning that more issues can take place and cause your car to erode faster. This helps to avoid all that muck and debris that gets caught up in the oil filter from becoming an issue.
With this in mind, you will be more than equipped to see a positive change in the way that you think about oils. Now, just remember to change them as often as possible!