Fluid Top-Off Service
Every fluid in your vehicle serves an important purpose and needs to be regularly monitored so you know when it’s time to change it or top it off. Most drivers remember to schedule regular oil changes, but there are other equally important fluids that you should keep an eye on. Each of the fluids described below helps lubricate your vehicle and keep it running smoothly. Combined with other regular maintenance tasks, fluid top offs and changes will help ensure you never find yourself stranded on the side of the road.
Brake fluid gives your brakes the power to stop safely. Over time, moisture can collect inside the brake system and affect the fluid. Closely monitoring your brake fluid keeps you and your passengers safe by ensuring that your vehicle can brake effectively when it needs to.
Power Steering Fluid
Power steering fluid, which is part of your car’s hydraulics system, makes it easy to turn the wheel while driving. It’s common for dust and debris to collect in the power steering fluid over time, making it difficult to turn the vehicle.
Transmission fluid should be checked about once a month. This important fluid lubricates your engine and dissipates heat. Without the proper level of transmission fluid, your transmission will begin to work poorly and may overheat, resulting in expensive repairs.
Coolant is used to regulate your car’s temperature. It stabilizes the temperature of the engine in both hot and cold weather. When the levels are too low, coolant loses its effectiveness and allows your car’s components to overheat. It can also lead to possible corrosion and damage.
The Importance of Fluid Maintenance
Regularly monitoring and topping off your vehicle’s fluids is the best way to avoid the headache and expense of major repairs. Many car problems develop slowly over time. By staying on top of your car’s maintenance schedule, you will catch small problems early so you can address them before they become safety risks.
You can extend the life of your vehicle and parts with regular fluid top offs. Your car’s fluids are designed to reduce the stress and friction that occur when components work alongside each other. Fluids ensure that parts move smoothly and efficiently to avoid damaging them; that’s why proper fluid levels can preserve the integrity of your car’s components and lengthen their life.
The Rainbow Muffler & Brake Promise
At Rainbow Muffler & Brake, we offer complimentary fluid-level inspection and top off with every oil change. We are committed to providing you with the best service possible so you feel confident in your car’s performance.
Rainbow Muffler & Brake has served the Cleveland area since 1980. Our experts have decades of combined experience and are ready to help with all of your car needs, from maintenance to major repairs.
Simply bring your car into any of our six locations for routine maintenance or repairs, and you can be assured that you’re getting the best work for an affordable price. Call us today to learn more about how we can help.