Oil Changes

Proper fluid levels & regular fluid flushes are related to vehicle performance & safety

Engine Fluid Services performed by the certified experts and technicians at Auto Clinic includes:

  • * Brake, power-steering, antifreeze, engine oil, and transmission fluid flushes
  • * Chemical cleaning of fuel system components
  • * Replacing all existing fluid with new fluid to proper levels
  • * Checking for cleanliness and leaks

 

Why are fluid-exchange services important for my vehicle?
 

Over time, your vehicle’s essential fluids, including transmission, brake, and power-steering fluids, lose their ability to clean, cool, lubricate, and flow freely, potentially leading to problems such as transmission overheating and/or failure.

 

Vehicle fluid-exchange services may help:

 

  • * Improve vehicle performance
  • * Extend the life of your transmission
  • * Restore fuel system efficiency for optimal fuel economy
  • * Reduce harmful emissions
  • * Prevent future costly fuel-system repairs

 

How often should I have my vehicle’s fluids flushed?

 

Your brake fluid, power-steering fluid, and transmission fluid levels should be checked and topped off at every oil change. Additionally, fuel system flushes should generally be performed annually or every 15,000 mi (24,000 km) while automatic transmission fluid flushes are recommended every two years or 24,000 mi (40,000 km).

 

You may consider scheduling a fluid-exchange service sooner if you notice any of the following:

 

  • * Fluid stains in your driveway or parking spot
  • * Frequent fluid top-offs required
  • * Dashboard warning lights come on

 

For more ways to keep your vehicle in excellent condition, see your manufacturer's vehicle and tire maintenance guidelines.