How to Check Car Fluids

We all know what a big investment having a car is – that's why it's important to know how to maintain it. Through proper and attentive maintenance it's possible to save big time on auto expenses. You'll be safeguarding your car from potential breakdowns, damage or eventually even an accident. At the same time you are protecting yourself physically and economically. To begin, check the owner manual of your auto to understand which fluids must be checked and where they are located in the car. To be sure you are getting accurate readings park the car on a flat surface and open the hood. One o
of the most important fluids to check regularly is the motor oil which should be checked when the engine has cooled. Use a clean dipstick inserted into the motor oil as far down as possible to read the oil level. Each dipstick has marketing to indicate if your oil level is in the acceptable range. Pay attention to the oil color which should be a clean golden color. Oil should be changed depending on mileage and time. Other fluids that need to be regularly controlled is the transmission fluid, the brake fluid, the power steering fluid, the coolant and windshield washer fluid. Even though it's not a fluid, don't hesitate to check your tire pressure while you are at it – this is essential for car safety.

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