Engine Fluids: What You Need and When to Replace Them | Penney Auto Body & Glass Vancouver

Engine Fluids: What You Need and When to Replace Them | Penney Auto Body & Glass Vancouver

Your car, from wiper blades to tires, needs a lot of maintenance to keep it running smoothly.


But one area that should have greater care is your car’s engine fluids. Lucky for you, it is simple to monitor the fluids. For the majority of the time, all you need to do is lift up the hood of your car and take a look. Checking the fluids on a regular basis will save you time and money in the long run.

Here are five of your engine’s fluids you should make a habit of checking consistently: 

ENGINE OIL

  • Check your oil once a month.
  • Review your owner’s manual to know when you should replace your oil. It all depends on type of car and how many kilometers were driven

 

TRANSMISSION FLUID

  • Like your oil, check your transmissoin fluid monthly.
  • It should be replaced every 80,000 to 160,000 kilometers.


COOLANT

  • Check your cooklant twice a year. A good way to remember is to check once before summer, and then check the second time before winter.
  • Coolant needs to be replaced every two to three years.


B
RAKE FLUID

  • Check brake fluid once a month.
  • The fluid should be replaced every two years.


POWER STEERING FLUID

  • The fluid for power steering should be check once a month.
  • Review your owner’s manual for information on replacing power steering fluid. If you are unsure of how to replace the fluid, bring your car to your local auto body or dealership. 

 

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