There are quite a few fluids that circulate throughout your vehicle to keep it operating and functional. Where there are some fluids more vital than others, they are all needed to make your driving smooth and safe. Today, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to briefly describe the fluids used in your vehicle.
Car Fuel Consumption
Fuel is a no-brainer. Fuel is a requirement to keep the traditional vehicles moving. Where there are many types of fuel specific to the engine, you want to monitor the gauge often to ensure you have plenty of gas. Experts recommend never letting the needle fall below the ¼ tank line to avoid running out of gas.
Car Oil Guide
Your vehicle’s engine needs oil to keep the moving parts lubricated. To check the oil levels every so often, take the vehicle for a short drive and return home. After about 5 minutes to allow the engine to cool down a bit, lift the hood and locate the dipstick to the oil tank that is usually situation to the front of the engine. Wipe the dip stick clean after pulling it free and dip it back in all the way and pull it out again. Check the levels on the safe zone and if it is adequate, your good to go, if the oil is below the line, be sure to get the right oil replaced.
The radiator fluid prevents the engine from overheating. If the radiator fluid is low, the vehicle will eventually overheat, not only leaving you stranded but it can cause extreme damage to the engine. After the vehicle has been driven is when the fluid needs to be checked. However, use caution to remove the cap because if the engine is hot or running, the pressurized container for the radiator can erupt and burn you. Wait long enough for the radiator to simmer down some and be careful to use a rag, to open the cap to check the radiator fluid. The vehicle needs more if there is not any fluid near the top.
The transmission fluid keeps your transmission lubricated. Just as you check the oil levels, you can use the same process to check the transmission fluid, which is the dip stick opposite from the oil one. When you check the levels, also assess the color, it should be clear or pinkish. If there are any particles or a burn-odor is present, the transmission fluid should be changed.
Power Steering Fluid
Power steering fluid keeps your car’s power steering working by keeping it lubricated. Inspect the power steering fluid by looking for the reservoir under the hood. Usually the container is opaque, so you can see levels without opening it up.
The brake fluid is pressurized and is vital to ensure your braking power is operational. The brake fluid reservoir can be found typically near the back of the engine compartment. Make sure to clean off the outside before you open the tank because any dirt and debris in the fluid can be hazardous to the brake system. You may need a screwdriver to pry off a clamp that may be holding the cap in place in order to open the reservoir. Evaluate the colors and levels, if the color is black, it needs to be replaced.
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Water, air conditioning coolant, and windshield wiper fluid are other fluids important to the vehicle to optimize performance, safety, and comfort. When it comes to the essentials, Citywide Towing Service offers fuel and fluid delivery services to your location to ensure your vehicle can get you back on the road!