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Friday, May 04, 2012

How important is it to check your fluid levels?

    Car maintenance is very important especially if you intend to keep your car past the manufacturers warranty. keeping the fluid levels topped off can prolong the life of a car and its components. Even keeping the washer fluid level full will keep the washer pump properly lubricated and help prevent it from failing. It doesn't take a mechanic to figure out if you run out of brake fluid the car may have some trouble stopping.

    So we know its important to keep the fluids topped, it is just as important to know how to check fluid levels in the first place. One common mistake is adding to much fluid. You do not want to overfill the fluid levels. These levels are set for a specific reason. If you add to much transmission fluid it will do more damage than good. If you overfill the coolant level it may cause it to spew all over and can get on other components of the engine that might damage them over time.

    The engine oil level is one of the most important as it can save you money and keep the engine running for years and years with less problems than if you didn't. So take the time to get to know your car and its proper levels. You can refer to your cars owners manual for specific locations. Keeping all the fluid levels topped off is quite important.Why not check them now.

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