Fluids are the life-blood of numerous vehicle systems, which is why it’s crucial to have them flushed and replaced when the manufacturer recommends it. The key to extending your vehicle’s life is preventative maintenance. Prestige European Auto Service specializes in European automobiles and we recommend you check your owner’s manual to find out when you should have the following six fluid flushes done.
6 Most Important Fluid Flushes
The general rule with oil changes is every 3,000 miles or six months, but this has changed with the introduction of synthetic motor oil to the automotive market. Check your owner’s manual to see at what mileage duration you should have your motor oil changed and then stick to it to prevent engine damage.
Overheating your engine can have disastrous consequences, so make certain you have your radiator fluid flushed and replaced every two to three years. Check the fluid levels in the spring and fall and if you notice the coolant is low, bring your vehicle in for a quick check to make sure you don’t have a leak.
Transmission fluid is hard to check so leave it to the pros. Your transmission oil dipstick is located underneath the engine. Depending on your vehicle make, model and year, you should have your transmission fluid changed every 50,000 miles to 100,000 miles to ensure smooth gear shifts.
Brake fluid literally helps stop your vehicle, which is why the bad guys in the movies always cut the lines to make the fluid leak out. Your brake fluid should be flushed and replaced every two years, but honestly, if you notice anything strange when you try to stop your vehicle, have the brakes checked.
Power steering fluid rarely gets low, but it does help you enjoy the luxury of this automotive accessory. Most of the time, power steering fluid can just be topped off if it’s low; it usually doesn’t need to be flushed and replaced. If it gets dirty, something is going on with your power steering system.
You won’t think about your windshield wiper fluid until you try to use it and there’s nothing in the tank. That’s frustrating. As with your vehicle’s power steering system, the windshield wiper fluid doesn’t need to flushed usually, but it does get low so check it regularly to make certain you have plenty in the tank.
Prestige European Auto Service in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is happy to check all your European automobile’s fluid levels. Call us at 954-358-4994.