Regular vehicle maintenance is important to keep your car lasting as long as possible. An integral part of this process is regular fluid flushes to keep things running smooth and clean. The investment into these fluid flushes will boost your vehicle performance and keep it going for the long haul.
Here are the top 4 engine fluids you need to flush on a regular basis:
1. Transmission Fluid Flush: A transmission fluid flush removes degraded fluids, and cleans the entire transmission of contaminated, sludge and debris. A transmission flush should be performed approximately every 35,000 miles or at the intervals indicated in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
2. Radiator Flush: Flushing your system pushes 4 to 5 gallons of antifreeze through the system which pushes or flushes out all of the old anti-freeze and any contaminants that have build up in your cooling system. It is a fairly inexpensive procedure that should be performed every 2 years or per your owner’s manual’s recommendations.
3. Brake Fluid Flush: A brake fluid flush gets rid of a lot of the contaminants that can clog up your fluid and hinder the way your vehicle’s components work. It is recommended that you flush this fluid every 2 years.
4. Engine Oil Flush: An engine oil flush is designed to clean the crud from your engine. After many oil changes, a buildup of sludge occurs inside of your car’s engine. In some cases, it can prevent oil from flowing well in the engine. In a worst-case scenario, the sludge can block up the oil galleries and even cling to the oil pump at the bottom of your engine. An engine oil flush should be performed approximately every 5,000 miles or at the intervals indicated in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
As you can see, there are as many ways to flush car fluids as there are fluid varieties, each with its own flushing needs. If you are in doubt as to whether your vehicle needs a fluid flush, our mechanics are available for consultations and can even perform any required flushes for you. Call us today at (407) 201-7950 to schedule an appointment, or stop by our new shop located at: 350 W Carroll Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741.