Most drivers know how to take care of their vehicle’s basic needs, from filling up the tank with gas to driving through the car wash from time to time and getting regular oil changes. But how often do you consider fluid services aside from oil? There are many types of fluid that your vehicle relies on for its essential functions, including brake fluid, transmission fluid, differential fluid, radiator coolant, washer fluid, and more. If these fluids go too long without inspection, they may become contaminated and begin to cause damage to your vehicle.
Oil changes, one of the most well-known fluid services, are typically recommended every 3,000 to 7,500 miles for most vehicles. Other types of vehicle fluids should be inspected regularly and potentially flushed every 30,000 miles, or during your regular service visits. This is why Rad Air incorporates an inspection of your vehicle’s fluids into our maintenance packages. Having your fluids inspected may not seem like a critical maintenance service, but if you do not regularly replace your vehicle’s fluids, you will see major problems from the wear and tear later on. Why?
Dirt, dust, debris—all of these can contaminate your fluid. Typically, fluid contamination is caused by oxidation, exposure to moisture or outside air, or the additives’ life span expiring. If you continue to drive with contaminated fluid, you can risk corrosion of vehicle parts that will negatively affect how that system is working. For example, dirty brake fluid can corrode your brake lines as well as impact the performance of your brake pedal.
Our experienced technicians are able to assess the condition of your fluids—including brake, transmission, coolant, power steering fluid, differential (axle), and transfer case fluids—and look for any signs of contamination. We’ll let you know if it is time for a particular fluid to be flushed and exchanged, and we’ll take care of it during your visit so you don’t have to make a separate trip to the shop.
Is it time to bring your vehicle to Rad Air for maintenance services including an oil change and a fluid inspection? Make sure you check our current coupons first and then reserve your service today.