It can be difficult to know what all the different fluids in your vehicle do and even more difficult to know what time is the right time to service them. To make things easier we created this page to explain why certain fluids are important and when you should get them refilled.
The last thing you want while on your commute or taking a Sunday drive is to have no windshield washer fluid when you need it most. Whether its your washer fluid, wiper system, or some worn out blades our certified service technicians are available to help you.
Power Steering Fluid:
Your vehicles power steering system uses a hydraulic fluid to assist you in handling your vehicle making driving easier and lessening wear and tear on your vehicle. If you have low power steering fluid you will notice a squealing noise when taking turn and may feel your steering wheel jerk or be harder to turn. Its best to schedule service before experiencing these issues as to not risk damage.
Brakes also use a hydraulic fluid that assists you in the same way as your power steering fluid. If you find it is harder to slow down or come to a complete stop your brake fluid may be low, Low brake fluid can also lead to brakes wearing down faster than intended and can make it more difficult to avoid potential collisions. Just like power steering fluid its best to service before you experience these issues.
As you drive your engine creates a lot of heat, this heat is regulated in part by your engine coolant. if you are low on coolant oil temperatures will rise, you'll experience worse fuel economy, and overall less performance. Low coolant levels can also lead to lasting damage so it is best to top off your coolant before any problems can arise.
Your differential gear is a vital part to keeping your vehicle on the road. The differential relies on fluid to reduce wear and keep the gears operating efficiently. If you hear a clanking or grinding noise while driving this is a sign your differential fluid is low and you should schedule service before permanent damage occurs.