Having the fluids flushed regularly is important. If you are not sure how often it should be done, make sure to contact us. We can inspect the different fluids to ensure they are efficient and clean. Flushing the fluids, such as transmission fluid, motor oil, or brake fluid, means we replace the old fluid with new. Sometimes it includes rinsing or cleansing the entire system by running water or a specialized cleaner through the system to remove any grit or grime that may have accumulated over time. That way, there are no contaminants in the system when fresh fluid is put in. Since vehicles have several mechanical systems that require fluids for lubrication or cooling purposes, there are several types of fluid flushes.
Although it is less common, you may need a brake fluid flush. This is if moisture has made its way into the break system. Then resulting in rust-colored or if the vehicle has been overheating. In many cases, a vehicle will never require a brake flush.
With motor oil, regular changes at intervals recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. These are part of proper maintenance. Running a cleanser through the engine system, may cause more problems than it can fix because the sludgy contaminants such a flush dislodges can obstruct the oil pump pickup screen.
Newer vehicles use an orange-colored coolant which does not require frequent radiator flushes like older vehicle. They can also withstand greater temperatures and has better corrosion protection. In these newer vehicles, consult with your owner’s manual or for an appropriate flushing schedule. For other cars and trucks, draining the coolant and flushing the radiator should be done approximately every two years. If you are not sure, make sure to contact us.
Transmission Fluid Flush
A transmission flush should be performed approximately every 35,000 miles or based on the vehicle’s owner’s manual. More frequent flushes, however, can actually harm the transmission. When you get a transmission flush, be sure that the filter is changed as well. This can help to have an efficient vehicle.