After the long winter, you will want to have proper vehicle maintenance and care done. One task to do is to make sure to check all the fluids in the vehicle. Doing so will always help to ensure that the vehicle has the right amount of fluids to run efficiently. One way to tell if there is an issue with the any of the fluid levels, is if a dashboard warning light illuminates on your vehicle. This is important to notice because you should always stop to resolve that as soon as you can. If the warning light starts to blink on the dashboard, make sure to pull over and stop your vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so.
The oil is one of the most important fluids in the vehicle. This is needed because it will lubricate the engine and other parts under the hood. Without oil, these parts will wear against one another and cause strain. This can lead to the engine failing completely. Make sure that the oil is fresh and clean. This will help prevent dirt and other debris from getting mixed in the engine.
There are other fluids that should be inspected for your vehicle as well. This should include brake fluid, transmission fluid, and even the coolant. Checking the brake fluid is important because this is needed for the brakes to work. If the brake fluid is low, you will notice that the brakes do not respond, as they otherwise should be. If you have to press the brake pedal hard, the fluid may not be reaching the brakes as it should be. When you notice an issue any of the fluids, make sure to check them. They should be at the line indicated by each reservoir of your vehicle. If you notice that it is lower on a frequent basis, schedule an appointment with us. We can check the fluid levels for your vehicle.