Car maintenance is tough. Forget thinking about transmission repair services and tire blow outs – even simple things like the kinds fluid your car requires can be really complicated. The bureau of labor statistics says that there are more than 700,000 auto mechanics in the United States. That means that if you asked around, you could possiby get 700,000 different prognosis for your ailing car. So what are some no brainer problems you should try to avoid?
Contaminated Brake Fluid
Surveys have shown that about 18% of cars have low or contaminated brake fluid. If you aren’t your car to perform appropriately and stop when you need it to, brake fluid is of the essence.
Contaminated Power Steering Fluid
A long, long time ago before auto transmissions and power locks, people had to really put some muscle behind each turn of their car. Now manual transmissions and manual steering make up a very small percentage of cars on the road. However, power steering does you very little good if your fluid is low or contaminated. Try to get it checked every time you go in for transmission repair services.
Low Coolant Levels
Cars overheat because of a lack of coolant as well as a lack of oil. When your car overheats, it reaches temperatures that could ruin even high performance transmissions. Keep your car at a safe temperature by checking up on the coolant and oil levels on your driver’s dash as well as by manually checking every three months.
Car maintenance takes some time up front. But by paying attention to the fluid levels in your car early on, you can increase it’s resale value and keep yourself out of the mechanic’s office.