When we do a fluid level check, we can assess the level of all the vital fluids in the car.
There are a number of different fluids in your vehicle, and each plays a different role. The main types of fluids include engine oil, windshield wiper fluid, coolant, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid.
Engine oil helps to keep your engine cool and properly lubricated, but can accumulate metal shavings, dirt, and other debris over time. When this happens, the oil thickens and darkens, so it’s no longer able to flow as smoothly or effectively through the engine. Windshield wiper fluid is a cleaning solution that allows you to quickly remove debris from your windshield when you’re on the road.
Coolant is another vital fluid that absorbs excess heat from the engine and removes toxic byproducts from the exhaust system. If a vehicle doesn’t have enough coolant, it can overheat very quickly. Brake fluid runs through the brake lines and allows the vehicle to slow down and stop quickly. Transmission fluid lubricates the transmission, while power steering fluid keeps the power steering system functioning correctly.
Running low on any of these essential fluids can impact the comfort and safety of your vehicle. But it’s not always easy to know when the reservoirs are starting to run dry. At Johnny’s Muffler & Auto Express, we can perform a fluid level check on your ride. When we do a fluid level check, we can assess the level of all the vital fluids in the car. Our technicians are also happy to top off any fluids that may be dropping below the proper level. We’re conveniently located for those in Lexington, North Carolina, so bring your vehicle in for your fluid level check today.