Many drivers neglect their vehicles' fluids when they think about maintenance. Here is a basic guide to fluid maintenance:

  • Oil: Most vehicles need to have their oil changed every 3,000 miles or so. Check your owner's manual for exact specifications.
  • Brake Fluid: Your car's brakes may feel rough if your brake fluid needs to be replaced, which is typically once every two years.
  • Coolant: It is prudent to check your coolant levels two times a year. However, it usually won't need to be replaced for a few years.
  • Transmission Fluid: A good rule of thumb is to that your transmission fluid is old if it starts to smell burned. You will need to check it every month, but it needs to be replaced often.
  • Power Steering Fluid: Although you might need to flush it out occasionally, power steering fluid should be checked monthly and topped off whenever necessary.

Speak to our service center here at Woody Smith Ford to learn more about fluid maintenance.

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