Types of Car Fluids & When to Change: Guide 101

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Types of Car Fluids & When to Change: Guide 101

At Roadsport Honda in Scarborough, Ontario, we know the importance of car fluids. That's why we provide high-quality oil and fluid change services. Visit our dealership today to have your oil changed quickly and efficiently by our team of professionals. We are conveniently located near Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, and Pickering. You can also visit our online service centre to learn more about our services.

Guide to Car Fluids and When to Change

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is the liquid used in hydraulic braking systems to slow down and stop a car. The fluid increases your foot force on the brake's pedal and turns it into high pressure on the breaks. It would take more effort to stop your vehicle without the fluid.

It is recommended that you change your brake fluid every 48,000 kilometres or after two years. Routine change is highly dependent on your driving patterns.

Motor Oil

Motor oil lubricates many engine parts undergoing constant friction. By reducing friction, motor oil reduces the wear and tear of engine parts and ensures the engine runs smoothly. It also cools down and cleans the moving parts.

Generally, you should change your motor oil every 8,000 kilometres or after six months.

Coolant

The coolant works alongside the exhaust to ensure the engine remains cool. It works by pulling out heat from the engine and preventing the engine water from boiling. It also protects the engine's integrity by ensuring the rubber or plastic parts don't melt, and the metallic parts don't corrode.

The average time for changing the coolant is every 48,000 kilometres or after every two years.

Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid is vital for lubricating the transmission components of a car to enhance performance. It also works as a coolant in automobiles with automatic transmission systems.

Transmission fluid should be changed every 80,000 to 100,000 kilometres.

Contact Our Service Centre to Learn More

This guide gives you a clear idea of the fluids in your vehicles and when to change them. Contact us if you need help changing your car fluids. Also, visit our online finance centre to learn more about our payment plans and options.

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    • Sales: (416) 291-9501
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