This may feel like a refresher to many, but Nancy helps differentiate the different fluids your vehicle needs to run well.
Do you know how important it is to know the appropriate fluid type for your vehicle from coolant to the brake fluid or the transmission fluid? Hi, I’m Nancy at Kneble’s Auto Service Center. And with vehicles being designed more complex, so are the fluids for these vehicles. For example, cooling contains an anti-corrosive additive.
Now years ago, part of the cooling system in the vehicles was made from iron, steel, and rubber. But today’s cooling systems are made from plastic and aluminum. Anti-corrosive additives needed [inaudible 00:00:37] to adjust for the new material.
Brake fluid’s another example. We have different formulas. We have available DOT 3, DOT 4 and even DOT 5. Brake fluid that is a DOT 5, that doesn’t mean it’s been upgraded from a DOT 3. Each brake fluid type has a different composition allowing it to have a different boiling point.
It’s important to check with your manufacturer to know what type of brake fluid your vehicle takes. This information can be found in your owner’s manual. Now transmission fluid is either non-friction or a friction type.
Once again, know the appropriate fluid type in your vehicle. And if you have any questions or want to find out what’s needed in your vehicle, enter it in the common section below. I’d be more than happy to answer. Like us on Facebook, share the information and thank you for watching.