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What Fluids Need to Be Changed in My Car?

Flushing (replacing) car fluids such as brake fluid, power steering fluid, and transmission fluid are important. These fluids play a vital role in the proper functioning of your car, and over time, they can become contaminated or degraded. Flushing your car's fluids regularly helps to ensure that they are clean and effective, and can help to prolong the life of your car.

Below is a closer look at the importance of flushing car fluids according to the manufacturer's recommendation.

Brake Fluid

While brake fluids rarely need flushing, it is important to flush brake fluid according to the manufacturer's recommendation to keep your brakes functioning properly. Brake fluid can become contaminated over time, and this can lead to braking problems. Flushing the brake fluid will remove any contaminants and help to keep your brakes working correctly.

Power Steering Fluid

Flushing your power steering fluid according to the manufacturer's recommendation is important for several reasons. First, it helps to remove any dirt or debris that may have accumulated in the fluid over time. This can help to keep your power steering system clean and free of potential problems. Second, it can help to improve the performance of your power steering system. Flushing the fluid can help to remove any deposits that may have built up on the components, and this can help to improve the overall efficiency of the system. Finally, flushing the power steering fluid can help to extend the life of your power steering system. By removing any contaminants or deposits that may cause wear and tear, you can help to keep your system in good condition for longer.

Transmission Fluids

It is important to flush power transmission fluids in line with the instructions on the vehicle owner's manual to prevent the accumulation of contaminants. Over time, contaminants can build up in the fluid, leading to decreased performance and increased wear on components. Flushing the fluid, in the interval of approximately 55,000 km, removes these contaminants and helps to ensure that the system is operating at peak efficiency. However, frequent flushing can be bad for transmission.

If you need fluid services performed, don't hesitate to give our auto repair shop a call today!

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