There is no doubt about it – Checking and changing your car’s oil regularly gives it the best chance of having a longer, stronger life. Here are 3 easy-to-follow ways to maintain the oil in your car’s motor as well as tips on maintaining your car’s other fluid levels.
- Check engine oil at every other fill-up: The best way to accurately determine your engine’s oil level is to have it done manually. When you go in to have other services performed on your car, this should be one of the first things your mechanic checks. Signs of low oil levels include burning smells, clunking sounds and low engine performance.
- Change the oil often: Your owner’s manual will give you the best guide for when and how often your oil should be changed but driving habits also determine this. In short, if you want to extend the life of your engine, then stick to a strict oil change schedule as doing so can help flush abrasive dirt and metal particles from your motor.
- Consider using synthetic oil: If you’ve never used synthetic oil, we recommend you give it a try at least once. (You can always go back.) Synthetic oil last longer and can withstand high heat and extreme conditions.
It has often been said that oil is the lifeblood of your car. Truer words were never spoken. However, other fluids that are vital to your car’s performance include:
- Transmission fluid
- Radiator coolant
- Window washer fluid
- Brake fluid
Transmission: Your transmission is one of the costliest parts of your car to replace. Therefore, you should have your transmission fluid changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Additionally, a burnt smell or dark brown fluid indicates that it may need to be replaced.
Coolant: Make sure your engine is off before checking your coolant.
Windshield wiper fluid: Most people don’t think a lot about wiper fluid until it becomes necessary to use it. Don’t be one of those people. A clean window increases your visibility and reduces the chances of having and accident.
Brake fluid: Brake fluid transfers the force created when a driver presses the brake pedal directly onto the wheel hub. Have it changed about every 45,000 miles.
Our team of technicians is dedicated and knowledgeable. We can serve all of your routine maintenance needs so that you can avoid extensive repair. That includes checking your fluid levels to ensure that your car performs as it should. Our oil change service is fast, complete and affordable as well.