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Fluid Maintenance Matters Too!

Your car has a handful of major fluids to keep its various hydraulic systems in check. The six essential fluids in all gas-powered vehicles are engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, coolant/antifreeze, and windshield wiper fluid. When these fluids run low or get dark or dirty, the systems associated with the aging fluid will display signs of trouble. This is why you should always prioritize fluid maintenance as a key part of vehicle maintenance.

 

Fluid Maintenance

We highly urge that you check your fluids often. The most common fluid service that you have to get on time is the famous oil change. The other liquids don't need to be swapped out or topped off as often. There are two types of fluid services: fluid change and fluid flush. The average driver may use these terms reciprocally when they talk to their mechanic. However, there is a difference between the two types of services. 

 

A fluid change is exactly what it sounds like. It generally includes draining the current solution in the pan or reservoir and replacing it with new fluid. For motor oil and transmission fluid, the filters are swapped out in addition to the fluid exchange. This type of service is all your car requires if your fluid levels are approaching empty.

 

A fluid flush is a much more complicated process and requires more time and labor. Contaminated fluid can cause significant damage to your vehicle if it is left in the lines for long. During a fluid flush, allthe liquid is removed from the whole system. Next, the technician will flush and clean out the parts before adding in new fluid. This service is often needed when there are corrosion, filth, debris, or clogs in the fluid lines.

 

As you can guess, a fluid flush will cost you more than a standard fluid change because of the additional time and labor. However, it is worth every dime and penny when it comes to your vehicle's overall health and performance. You should always follow your technician's suggestion to get a flush done because it usually means something's at risk of damage.

 

Fluid maintenance should be a top priority for you if you own a vehicle. Our expert service team can give you their words of advice on whether you need a change or a flush. If you are overdue for fluid maintenance, please do not hesitate to give us a call or visit Bimmer Rescue today.

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