Your car needs fresh, clean automotive fluids in all its major systems to operate at its best. These fluids naturally get dirty and wear out over time, however, especially if you drive often or really put your vehicle to the test. Thankfully, it’s easy to freshen them back up. You just need to have your trusted Orlando FL auto repair team perform a fluid flush.
Your car’s braking system uses a specialized hydraulic fluid to activate the calipers when you press the brake pedal. This brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it gradually absorbs moisture from the air.
Eventually, that spells trouble because the moisture reduces the fluid’s boiling point, resulting in poor brake performance. Most carmakers recommend completing a brake flush every two years or around 30,000 miles to avoid that.
Like your brakes, the power steering system uses hydraulic fluid to transfer force from the steering wheel to the rack. The fluid helps keep the system properly pressurized and lubricates its moving parts.
Over time, the fluid picks up dirt and other contaminants. And its ability to keep things lubricated declines. Getting a power steering flush every 40,000 miles or so restores the proper function of the system, protecting your steering rack from damage.
Coolant keeps heat created by the combustion process from destroying your engine. But that’s not all it does. This fluid also actively lubricates your water pump to keep it constantly pushing coolant through the system.
Coolant picks up contaminants, like rust and debris, as it moves through the system and it slowly loses its lubricative properties. You can keep it fresh by getting a coolant flush every two years or 30,000 miles, depending on your car model.
Differential fluid reduces heat and friction in the gearbox inside your car’s differential or transaxle. In RWD cars, the system usually uses gear oil, but in front wheel drive cars, the system may share the transmission’s fluid. AWD cars are a bit more complicated since they often have three differentials.
Whatever the case, it’s important to flush out those systems and replace the fluid on a regular basis. If your car could benefit from a differential service, your ASE-certified tech may recommend having it done every 40,000 to 60,000 miles.
The transmission fluid cools and lubricates the gears inside the transmission to keep you shifting smoothly. Sometimes, the fluid also supports the proper function of the front differential.
The type of fluid inside the transmission depends on whether you drive an automatic or manual car. All gearbox designs need their fluid refreshed on occasion to protect their internals from damage. Ideally, you’ll have this service performed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.
A fuel injection flush works a bit differently than other automotive fluid flush services. Instead of replacing the fluid inside the system—in this case, gas— it cleans the inside of the fuel injectors.
Sending specialized cleaning agents through the injectors removes carbon deposits, dirt, and debris that could block their flow. This helps keep your injectors properly atomizing the fuel, ensuring the combustion cycle continues at peak efficiency for optimal power and performance.
If you want to keep all your car’s systems well protected, timely automotive fluid flushes can help. You just have to call our team at Griffis Automotive Repair at (407) 896-2225.
Upon receiving your call, we’ll help you find a convenient time to come to our shop located at 1400 S Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL, United States, Florida. Then, at your visit, we’ll perform all the necessary services, like a differential flush, due at that time.
Please feel free to give us a call if you’d like to learn more or see when your services are due. We’re always available to help you take great care of your car and enjoy the ultimate auto repair experience.