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Your Car's Essential Fluids & When to Change Them

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To keep your automotive machine strong, it relies on several vital fluids. Funk Bros Auto is here to keep the community informed, so let's dive into these essential vehicle liquids and discuss when they should be changed or flushed.

  Engine Oil

If your car's engine were a symphony, the engine oil would be the conductor. It keeps all moving parts lubricated and prevents friction-induced wear and tear. Change it every 3,000 to 5,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle's manual.

  Transmission Fluid

This fluid ensures smooth gear changes, another crucial part of the automotive orchestra. Depending on your vehicle and driving habits, you may need a transmission fluid change every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.

  Coolant (Antifreeze)

Think of coolant as your car's temperature regulator, keeping the engine from overheating or freezing. Replace it every 30,000 to 50,000 miles or as your manufacturer recommends.

  Brake Fluid

The conductor of your braking system, brake fluid transmits the force you apply to the brake pedal to the wheels. For optimal brake performance, change it every 20,000 to 45,000 miles.

  Power Steering Fluid

Steering your car is like directing the course of a complex musical piece. Keep it smooth by changing power steering fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.

  Differential Fluid

Your car's differential is responsible for distributing power to the wheels efficiently. For rear-wheel drive vehicles, change this fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.

  Windshield Washer Fluid

While it might not play a leading role, it's essential for visibility. Keep your windshield washer fluid reservoir full and use a quality washer fluid.

Proper maintenance of these essential car fluids ensures that your vehicle continues to perform like a well-tuned orchestra, and neglecting them can lead to a cacophony of problems. We highly advise you consult your owner's manual for manufacturer-specific recommendations on fluid changes, and if you're unsure about any of them, don't hesitate to ask the professional and honest team at Funk Bros Auto in Studio City, CA. By keeping your car's vital fluids in harmony, you'll enjoy a smooth and reliable ride for miles to come.

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