3 Engine Fluids You Need to be Flushing (But Probably Aren't)

3 Engine Fluids You Need to be Flushing (But Probably Aren’t)

Regular vehicle maintenance is important to keep your car lasting as long as possible. An integral part of this process is regular fluid flushes to keep things running smooth and clean. Manufacturers will provide a recommended flush schedule, but at Christian Brothers Automotive, we’re not afraid to do the research to find the best time to flush your car’s fluid. To aid you in this process, we’ve made a list of the three fluid flushes your car needs, but you’re probably neglecting.

1. Transmission Fluid Flush

At Christian Brothers Automotive, our ASE-certified technicians keep up-to-date with the best techniques and practices to service transmissions. A huge portion of auto failures are due to fluid contamination. Regular transmission maintenance will keep your engine running strong for a long time. If your transmission does fail, a repair or replacement could cost over $2,000.

A flush removes the degraded fluid, which cleans the entire transmission of contaminates, sludge and debris. Our professional staff will then clean the transmission with detergent and conditioner. Finally, they replace the old fluid with premium transmission fluid. If you would like to watch the service, our advanced computer monitoring system allow for the opportunity.

2. Power Steering Flush

Would you ever believe your steering wheel is filled with fluid? This power steering fluid helps the wheel easily turn and keeps you in control of the car. Like transmission fluid, contaminated steering fluid can have serious repercussions. Neglected steering fluid can result in reduced steering capabilities, leakage and expensive repairs. If left untreated, a replacement power steering rack can cost over $1,000.

During a power steering flush, Christian Brothers Automotive’s professional technicians will remove the old fluid along with sludge and debris. The system is then cleaned with a detergent and conditioner before the old fluid is replaced with premium BG power steering fluid.

Don’t risk your safety by giving up control of the car. Avoid a dangerous or costly situation by adding a power steering fluid flush to your car’s regular maintenance schedule.

3. Coolant Fluid Flush

Anti-freeze, otherwise known as coolant, is the engine’s temperature-regulating system. If you’ve ever had your engine overheat, you know how vital it is to have the right amount of uncontaminated coolant. Think of your car engine like a series of tiny explosions. The coolant is the fluid keeping those explosions burning at the right temperature. The coolant keeps the engine warm in a brutal winter and cool during a blazing summer.

Like every fluid, coolant breaks down and fills with debris. This weakens the engine’s performance. If the fluid levels become low, you could be facing serious engine problems such as a blown gasket or a damaged radiator.

Cooling system failure is cited as the leading cause of highway breakdowns. At Christian Brothers Automotive in Springfield, we take coolant seriously. Some coolants last longer than others, but every vehicle should perform regular coolant flushes. A general rule of thumb is to flush the coolant system once a year. This removes any rust or scale deposits and keeps anti-freeze from becoming acidic. Acidic anti-freeze eventually wears down the very parts coolant was designed to protect.

Fluid flushes are a regular part of vehicle maintenance

Clean fluid is a must for proper engine function. Whether it’s your transmission, power steering or cooling system, regular fluid flushes keep your car strong.

Like every service at Christian Brothers Automotive, fluid flushes are covered by our 2-year/24,000-mile Nice Difference Warranty. Schedule a fluid flush at Christian Brothers Automotive in Springfield, Missouri today and discover the nice difference!