Today at Toyota of Clermont, we’re talking car fluids. There’s never a bad time for a quick and easy under-the-hood inspection. Keeping your car fluids in check on a regular basis is a must for keeping your motor running smoothly and reliably; however, not knowing when to change the fluids in your car can be uncomfortable or even dangerous. Read on to learn about the five fluids that keep your car running and how to keep on top of them.
Let’s learn about liquids!
- Windshield Wiper
Let’s start simple. Keeping windshield wiper fluid full is a must to ensure your windshield is clean. In sunny Orlando, a sun glare combined with a dirty windshield could be a serious hazard. This car fluid is something you can very easily replace at home. Just pop open your hood and find your washer fluid reservoir. Remove the cap and simply check the fluid level and replace it if it’s low.
How often you should change your oil depends on the make and model of your car, along with the terrain you are often driving on. For conventional oil, every 3,000 to 5,000 miles is a good time to change—for synthetic every 10,000 miles is usually a good amount of time. This car fluid is important to keep on top of because it helps engine run smoothly, and prevents carbon accumulation.
- Power Steering
This car fluid gives your steering wheel flexibility. Without it, it can be difficult to move your wheel back-and-forth. Typically, knowing when to change your power steering fluid is at your own discretion. But if you’re unsure, it’s a good idea to come into our Orlando Toyota Service Center to have one of our specialists tell you whether or not you need any of this car fluid added.
Staying on top of your car’s brake fluid is crucial so that the brakes function properly. If you have low brake fluid, your Orlando vehicle may require a mechanical inspection to avoid experiencing a brake system failure. Low brake fluid means you could possibly have a leak or your brake pads are wearing thin. The recommended intervals for changing brake fluid vary largely across makes and models, so make sure you bring your vehicle to our Orlando Toyota Service Center if you’re unsure of when to change yours.
The name says it all; this car fluid will help keep your car staying cool. This is especially important as it starts to heat up in Orlando. Without coolant, your car can overheat, making it extremely unsafe to drive. Your coolant should be swapped every 2 to 3 years.
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Keeping up on your fluids is a must so your car functions an optimal level. Sometimes, drivers can neglect their car fluids, but they are some of the most critical for your vehicle. Improper fluid care can be extremely damaging, but overall they are not difficult to keep on top of. If you’re looking for more maintenance tips from Toyota of Clermont, or need to schedule a service appointment, call us today at (866) 454-1614!