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4 Vehicle Fluids That Need to Be Changed Periodically

Every car requires maintenance services to function correctly and safely. A critical auto service that pertains to car care is a timely fluid flush or change. While your vehicle carries many different fluids, not all of them require a flush or change (ex. windshield wiper fluid). Below are the fluids that need to be replaced or flushed out from time to time:

  • Brake fluid acts as a lubricant for your brake parts, but it also assists the movements to engage your brake pads. This fluid, also known as DOT fluid, is necessary to the function of your brake system. The fluid should be flushed and refilled with fresh DOT fluid according to your manufacturer's instructions.
  • Power steering fluid is another vital liquid to your vehicle, as it allows you to control and turn your steering wheel comfortably. Without it, it would take a lot of muscle power to turn your wheels when driving. Some manufacturers do not designate how often power steering fluid needs to be flushed and changed; however, you should never let it go below the minimum mark in the tank. 
  • Transmission fluid is necessary for cooling and lubricating the moving pieces in the transmission system and facilitating the shifting of gears. Because of its essential job, the transmission fluid should always be clean and free of contaminants. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Doing so will also preserve the health of your transmission.
  • Engine oil is the particular fluid that most vehicle owners are well aware of because it requires the most frequent changes. You should replace your engine oil according to the manufacturer's recommendations. 

Keeping up with these essential fluids and their replacements will allow your car to stay reliable and safe for miles and miles. We invite you to ASM Auto LLC today if you need fluid services in Malvern, PA! You can give us a call at (484) 321-8137 or schedule an appointment online with us.