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Fluid Flushes & Replacement
Critical parts of your engine are lubricated, cleaned and cooled by your car's oil and filter. Other specifically formulated fluids are used for the operation and protection of systems and components such as brakes, power steering, automatic transmissions, and cooling and axels. Your car may also be equipped with a variety of filters including those for the transmission, fuel system and interior ventilation.
- Change oil and filter every 3,000 miles or three months
- Many car manufacturers recommend extended oil drain intervals for some drivers
- If you regularly make short trips in your car, drive in stop-and-go traffic, idle for extended periods, drive in dusty
or dirty air conditions, tow a trailer or live in a cold-weather region, stay within the 3,000 mile/three month schedule
- For automatic transmissions, brakes, power steering and axels, vehicle-specific fluids should be used
- Coolant should be changed every two years or 24,000 miles on cars with ethylene glycol antifreeze
Questions to ask:
- What fluids will you be checking?
- Is the oil you're putting in my car the right type for the way I drive?
- Is an oil filter change included with this service?
- When should I get my next oil change?
- What fluids should I change next?
- How often should my fluid level be checked?
- Will my car's instrument panel alert me if fluids are low?