Why You Need to Change Your Car Fluids

Why Change Your Car Fluids
In order to make sure you don’t run into problems with your vehicle, you should be changing your fluids regularly. The transmission fluid, engine coolant, power steering fluid and brake fluid should all be checked and possibly replaced whenever you get your oil changed. Doing this will help you in the long run, as you will be paying far less for a fluid change than you will if you have to replace a part.
You should replace your transmission fluid every 50,000 km to be safe, because having to get a new automatic transmission can cost thousands of dollars. The fluid makes sure the transmission doesn’t overheat, but overtime breaks down and loses some of its cooling properties over time. This is probably the most important fluid to change as the transmission is something you don’t want to replace.
Changing your engine coolant often will help prevent rust and scale buildup in your cooling system. It can also prevent freezing in the winter and can stop your water pump from wearing out.
You don’t need to change your power steering fluid or brake fluid regularly, but it is recommended that you take a look at them every time you have your oil changed. If it’s black or a dark colour, it means that it’s overheated and needs to be replaced.
Changing your fluids regularly will help prevent major problems with your vehicle and end up saving you money in the long run.
Patrick Britton – Guest Blogger