Do I Really Need Fluid Maintenance

By Alicia Lewis Service Advisor at Cobb Tire and Auto Repair

Cobb Tire and Auto Repair Greenville SC 29615

Fluid Maintenance is Expensive!  Do I Really Need it?

Why do repair shops keep trying to sell me Maintenance Packages?  Do I need them?  Yes, you do, and this is why.

Regular fluid maintenance keeps your vehicle running at its best.  It also helps prevent breakdowns and part failures due to excessive wear by low or dirty fluids.

Transmission fluid heats up, breaks down its fluids, and will get debris. Servicing every 30,000 miles prevents damage to your transmission components. 

Coolant helps protect your engine from being too hot or cold.  Old fluid loses its ability to regulate temperature.  Coolant also prevents engine parts from corrosion. Cooling system maintenance is recommended every 30,000 miles.

Brake fluid heats up and over time condensates and becomes corrosive, hindering performance.  To keep your stopping power at peak performance, we recommend flushing your brake fluid every brake replacement.

Power steering fluid becomes dirty over time.  When it does, it creates friction and becomes abrasive.  It can ruin seals in the pump or the steering rack.  Which becomes a very costly fix.  Servicing every 25 to 30,000 miles prevents this from happening. 

Your vehicle’s fuel injection system needs a balanced mix of fuel and air.  Over time it becomes clogged with carbon deposits and debris.  This impacts engine performance, starting, acceleration, and gas mileage.  Fuel injection service is recommended every 15,000 miles.

A differential separates engine torque in a couple ways.  It allows a different speed for each output’s spin.   Compensation for the difference is what its job is.  Example is when you turn a corner the inside wheel doesn’t have to travel as far as the outside one.  So, the outer wheel must move faster than the inside to stay in pace.  All the power of an engine goes through the differential.  Differential oil is thicker than motor oil. It begins to wear thin and become contaminated, causing metal to metal contact.  So, servicing your differentials is essential.  It’s recommended to do your differential service every 30,000 miles.