Fluid Flushes & Why You Need Them!

Fluid Flushes & Why You Need Them!

Your car uses a variety of different fluids in order to work properly. Over time these fluids can become dirty and breakdown. If these fluids go unchanged they can begin to damage your vehicle’s components and causing expensive damage. Below we have listed some of the most common fluid flushes your car will need.

  • Brake Fluid Flush: Brake Fluid is one of the most important parts of your car’s braking system. When you press down on your brake pedal the brake fluid is what delivers the force to slow or stop your car. Over time your brake fluid can become contaminated with air, moisture, sludge, and more. These contaminants cause your brake fluid to work less efficiently. That is why it is important to get your brake fluid flush as recommended by your car’s manufacturer. A brake fluid flush is a process of removing all the existing fluid and moisture and then replacing it with new fluid.
  • Power Steering Fluid Flush: Your car’s power steering system is what allows you to easily turn your steering wheel at lower speeds. A large part of that system is the power steering fluid. As the power steering components wear over time the fluid can become contaminated with metal particles. If the power steering fluid flush is not performed at the car manufacturer’s recommended intervals than these metal particles can cause damage to the system.
  • Radiator Fluid Flush: A Radiator Fluid Flush, which is also referred to as a coolant flush, is the process of completely replacing all of the old coolant fluid with new, clean fluid. The coolant flush should be performed to manufacturer’s recommended intervals. Radiator Fluid Flushes are important because it removes contaminates from the system, lubricates the water pump, and protect against rust. Without performing coolant flushes as recommended it can cause damage to our coolant system which can lead to your vehicle overheating and costly repairs.
  • Transmission Fluid Flush: Your car’s transmission fluid works to lubricate the many moving parts within your transmission. When the transmission fluid is flushed your car is hooked up to a special machine. This machine pushes out all of the oil along with any built up grime and sludge. Once this is completed the oil is then replaced with fresh, clean oil. We take an extra step by replacing the automatic transmission filter and gasket as well. Without performing your car’s transmission fluid flush at the car manufacturer’s recommended intervals it can cause damage to your transmission and lead to costly repairs.  

Think your car needs a fluid flush? Don’t hesitate to give Eurasian Auto Repair a call at (210) 490-6552 to schedule an appointment for to have your fluids checked and flushed.

 

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