All vehicles run because of the vital fluids that run through them. They help transfer power, keep engine parts lubricated and functional, and provide protection from corrosion and overheating. With regular driving, fluids will evaporate to a degree or become contaminated which is why regular maintenance and checkups with your mechanic are so important. Check with your mechanic to discuss what is best for your vehicle based on your usage and mileage.
Brake Fluid Exchange
When checking your brake fluid, technicians test the quality of the fluid to ensure that it is still protective of the brake system. If the brake fluid is low or degrading in quality, it is more likely for issues to arise. Parts including wheel cylinders, the master cylinder, and the calipers could become damaged and brake line failure could occur which is obviously dangerous. Brake flush services include removal of old, remaining fluid to be replaced with a high temperature handling brake fluid.
Coolant Fluid Exchange
The coolant level and quality should be checked with each regular maintenance check. The PH level is an important indicator of whether fluid replacement is necessary. This coolant fluid exchange is important to protect the internal engine parts from corrosion and rust.
Power Steering Fluid Exchange
Almost all power steering systems are hydraulic and require fluid. These systems do not have internal filters to clean out debris, therefore fluid can break down without proper replacement and cause noise and damage to the power steering parts. Power steering service removes old fluid and replaces it with new conditioning fluid to prevent wear on the system which also reduces noise.
Automatic Transmission Fluid Exchange Process
In this process, technicians typically use a machine to connect with the transmission lines of your vehicle to remove the debris from your transmission. An effective product is used to dissolve any contaminants that have built up over time. Old and new fluid are exchanged simultaneously using the operating pressure of the transmission itself. Once complete, the fluid levels are verified, and the technician should test for proper operation.