You want your car to last as long as possible. You made a major investment in it and you don't want it to go to waste. That's why you want to perform preventative maintenance on your vehicle from time to time. Some of the most basic areas in preventative care include in the fluids and filters, which you can easily inspect. If something's amiss, it may be a sign of a larger problem. That's when you can bring it in to the professionals at Mr. Transmission and Milex Complete Auto Care, who can look at the problem area and fix it. Here are some places to check the fluids and filters for issues.
In terms of fluids, there are many places you can look to see if there are problems. For example, the engine oil should be checked for its levels to ensure that you don't run out before the time of scheduled maintenance. Transmission fluid levels should also be examined, as well as if the liquid looks clearly red as opposed to brown. If either fluid is low, you should go see a professional at Mr. Transmission and Milex. Coolant and brake fluid levels should also be checked as well, but with less frequency than other fluids.
There are also filters to look at. These components keep dirt and other particles from entering your vehicle and causing damage. The oil filter is particularly important, since any debris can damage the internals of the engine. However, it should be examined and cleaned with frequency, because if it gets clogged, it can force open the oil bypass valve, which allows contaminants to enter the engine. Similarly, the air filer is used to prevent air pollution, pollen and other particles from entering the vehicle cabin and engine. Examining these with some frequency is helpful, as they can become dirty very quickly depending on the conditions of the roads you drive on.
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