Fluids You Should Know About

Your vehicle is made up of various components, each aspect working harmoniously to ensure you arrive at each destination you drive to safely and securely. When we think of our vehicle’s engine, we think of the more complex pieces, such as the transmission or brakes. However, we can’t forget about the fluids in our vehicle, as every one of these fluids plays a crucial role in securing the longevity, driveability, and safety of your vehicle.

Here are five fluids you should know about:


  1. Brake Fluid: Want to not run into other cars? Keep an eye on your brake fluid, or have the technicians at Carlsbad Auto Service monitor this vital fluid. This fluid is pressurized and adds power to your braking system, so your brakes work, and you don’t run into other vehicles.

  2. Transmission Fluid: Transmission fluid keeps your transmission properly lubricated and cooled, and with the transmission being one of the most complicated components in your vehicle, it is essential to prioritize maintenance for this fluid.

  3. Radiator Fluid: Your radiator fluid keeps your vehicle from overheating. If you are running low, you run the risk of overheating and getting stranded on the side of the road. The coolant within the radiator is pressurized, so always have a technician perform this fluid check.

  4. Air Conditioning Coolant/Freon: With summer almost here, it is the perfect time to check your freon to ensure your A/C system will keep you cool when those temperatures rise. It can be tricky and even dangerous to inspect this freon yourself, so we recommend having a qualified technician perform the procedure.

  5. Oil: Oil is easily one of the most well-known fluids in your vehicle. It keeps all moving parts in your engine running smoothly and prevents it from seizing.

Each one of these fluids is essential to the overall performance of your vehicle. If any of these fluids are running low, it can lead to potentially expensive and dangerous problems. At Carlsbad Auto Service, we stay one step ahead, inspecting and maintaining your vehicle’s fluids. Schedule an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you at our shop, located at 3181 Tyler Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008.


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