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When Do I Need To Exchange My Car's Fluids?

Each fluid in your vehicle has a unique job and they're all important to keep your car running properly. Sometimes dirt or other contaminants can get in there so they need to be exchanged to make sure your car is getting the most out of them as possible.

5 Fluids You Need To Exchange

1. Oil

It used to be recommended that everyone changes their oil every 3,000 miles but since lubrication has improved since then, it is now recommended to get an oil change every 5,000 to 7,500 miles. It also depends on the type of oil you're using so make sure you check with a mechanic.

2. Transmission Fluid

When you need to replace your transmission fluid can vary a little bit depending on the make and model of your car but you'll want to replace it somewhere between every 50,000 and 100,000 miles. This is important because you don't want to get stuck having to repair your transmission, which is a costly ordeal.

3. Coolant

Make sure you keep on top of your coolant because if your car overheats while you're on the road, it can be very problematic. You should get a coolant flush approximately every 40,000 miles.

4. Differential Fluid Flush

Differential fluid is a highly specialized fluid and it should be changed somewhere between every 30,000 and 60,000 miles.

5. Power Steering

Having to put all of your strength into trying to move your steering wheel, just so you can get it to make a turn is not a situation you want to find yourself in if you can help it. To avoid it, make sure you get your power steering fluid checked and it'll need a flush approximately every two years.

Keeping your fluids pristine and at the proper levels is important for keeping your vehicle working the way you want it to. For the sake of you and your car, stay on top of your fluid checks and don't skip getting them flushed when it's time.

If you need fluid services performed, don't hesitate to give our auto repair shop a call today!