June 28th, 2018 by

Owning a vehicle means knowing what goes inside your vehicle to make it run and perform properly. If you don’t know that your vehicle runs on a variety of fluids, yikes! But don’t stress, I’ve got you covered with all things car fluids! Take a look below and put your knowledge to the test to see if you truly knew what fluids make your car go!

Transmission Fluid – in order for your transmission to work properly it needs this. Transmission fluid keeps your transmission components lubricated and acts as a coolant plus, cleans and protects metal surfaces from wear, enhances cooling functions and reduces high operating temperatures. With summer kicking off and temperatures on the rise, this fluid is crucial to have.

Engine Oil – this is the most important fluid you will ever put into your vehicle. Engine oil is what actually makes your car go, without it, your engine will seize and you’ll be forking out some cash to repair it. Every 5,000 miles or every six months, your engine oil should be changed. If you choose to change the oil yourself or need more detail about when to change the oil, check your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

Coolant – this fluid has the main job of absorbing the heat that is produced by the engine while being circulated to the vehicle’s radiator. As the car moves, air flows through the radiator and is cooled by the fluid. Without coolant, your engine would combust due to extremely hot temperatures. Coolant also helps your vehicle during those cold temperatures as well.

Brake Fluid – we all like to go but we also like to stop, this fluid allows our brakes to stop when we tell them to, or when our brake pedal tells them to. Running low on brake fluid will only create problems for yourself, other drivers, and your brakes. This fluid should be changed about every two years or by recommendation of your mechanic.

Windshield Washer Fluid – I sure hope we all know what windshield washer fluid is. If not, it is that colorful blue stuff that cleans our windshield. It is important to be able to see out of your windshield which makes this fluid a very important one to always stay on top of or keep an extra bottle in your trunk!

There you have it! Did you know all of these fluids? If your Mazda needs servicing or you’re unsure where your fluid levels are, give us a call or stop by our service department for further assistance!

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