Keeping them at the proper level will help your car last longer and drive better.
The oil level is one thing, but its condition is equally important. Please look for one of these signs to be aware for the need to have fluids changed:
- Pull out the dipstick and rub the oil in between your fingers to check for its slickness and smoothness. If you notice any particles or grittiness, components are likely wearing down.
- Look at the color of the oil. If it’s a darker coffee color or black.
- If you see a milky color that means coolant is leaking into the engine.
The most common cause for the early demise of our car is to neglect basic maintenance such as forgetting to change the fluids and oil. We think that if it’s running then, there is no problem. And, sometimes we resort to excuses such as we do not have time or we are total novices regarding auto systems.
Engines components spin thousands of times a minute, and it’s oil that keeps everything moving smoothly. The vehicle in excellent condition keeps you safer on the road and can save you tons of money. Here are the fluids that you should pay close attention to keep your car in proper shape:
- Engine oil – keeps the moving parts lubricated
- Radiator fluid – keeps engine from overheating
- Brake fluid – keeps from running into other vehicles
- Power steering fluid – keeps car’s power steering lubricated to control the car’s wheels
- Windscreen washer fluid – keeps engine running, plus making it easier for you to see while you’re driving
- Gearbox oil – Keeps gear tooth surfaces and parts corrosion-free and friction-free
- Transmission fluid – keeps transmission lubricated
- Air condition coolant – keeps air condition work to cool off a car