Topping of the Fluids

Fluids, Automotive ProCare, Rochester MN

Why Topping of the Fluids is Important

In order for the vehicle to operate at top performance levels the fluids should be topped off. Along with checking the fluids, also remember to inspect the oil and windshield washer fluid. The oil is often forgotten about until there is an issue with it. By having the oil changed on a regular basis, you can help keep the engine properly lubricated. A bit of windshield washer fluid can go a long way towards making a clear sight when you drive. This can improve your visibility as you drive. If you notice that you have to fill up a reservoir with fluid often, it could be a sign of a leak somewhere in the system.


The fluid checks need to be done for safety reasons as well as ones for maintenance. Having the brake fluid checked on a regular basis can help ensure the proper amount is in there. It can also mean that the brakes are operating effectively and will not lead to an accident over time. Having the fluids checked can help improve the reliability and safety of your vehicle. You can schedule routine fluid checks when you have your vehicle taken in for maintenance. Normally a safety inspection will include checking the major fluids, like the windshield washer fluid, the coolant, and the oil. The other fluids that need to be checked include power steering fluid, transmission fluid, and even the brake fluids in your vehicle. They need to be checked to make sure they are not only at the right level, but that they are clean when they are looked at.


Dirty fluids could also mean there is a problem within the vehicle. If a fluid has excessive dirt in it, then it might mean there is a part that is leaking something else. For example, oil could be getting in to the fluid where it is not supposed to be. This could mean you have something failing in the engine. This fluid check might have saved you from being broken down on the side of the road somewhere. The fluid checks can also show when more needs to be added. You do not want your brake fluid to dip, which would make it hard to stop. The power steering fluid can leak out, making your turns harder than they need to be. The coolant could leak out, giving you issues with the engine when you are driving for long periods of time or live in an extremely hot area.


All of the fluids are in your vehicle for a reason. Therefore, the fluids need to be at the correct level in order for them to properly run the device they work with. Having fluid checks done as a preventive maintenance procedure is the best way to ensure they are at the levels they need to be at. If you notice any issue, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect your fluids for you.


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