Changing Your Vehicle's Fluids

The single best thing that you can do to extend the life of your vehicle is preventative maintenance, which includes regularly checking and changing fluids. These fluids include engine coolant, transmission fluid, oil, and brake fluid, all of which should be routinely inspected to mitigate potential breakdowns, and to extend the life of your vehicle. Many manufacturers recommend the following when it comes to inspecting/changing fluids:

COOLANT

Vehicle coolant should be comprised of a 50/50 mix of water and anti-freeze and should be changed every 4 to 5 years, or every 50,000 to 100,000 miles.

TRANSMISSION FLUID

In order to extend the life of your transmission, you should change the fluid (and filter) every 25,000 to 30,000 miles.

OIL

Oil is critical when it comes to your vehicle’s engine, and should be changed every 3 months, or every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

BRAKE FLUID

Brake fluid should be changed every two years in order extend the hydraulic components of your braking system, and to ensure the safety of you and your passengers.

If you haven’t had your vehicle serviced in a while, we at [dealer] encourage you to schedule an appointment with our service department today.
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