Fluid Changes – Frederick, MD
Regular Fluid Changes Will Prolong Your Cars Life
Your car uses a lot of different fluids to operate. Regular fluid changes are important to keep it running reliably. Why is this? Over time the essential fluids in your car became contaminated and wear out causing them to loose their ability to lubricate, clean, cool, and flow freely. This can cause damage to the systems they are designed to function with. This includes your cars transmission, brake system, vehicle cooling system, power steering system, and even the engine. That’s why, it’s important to keep up with regularly scheduled vehicle maintenance in Frederick, MD which includes regular fluid changes.
Complete Frederick, MD Fluid Change Services
At Carriage House Automotive we offer a variety of fluid change services to keep your car running reliably and prolong its usable life. We have the skill, experience, and equipment to perform all of your cars needed fluid flushes and fluid replacement services. These services include-
- Engine Oil Change / Replacement
- Transmission Fluid Flush
- Brake Fluid Flush/ Replacement
- Vehicle Antifreeze / Coolant Replacement
- Power Steering Fluid Flush
- Differential Fluid Servicing
- Transfer case Fluid Servicing
- Fuel System Decarbonization / Intake and Induction Cleanings
- Washer Fluid Refilling
Why are those Fluids so Important to Change?
Brake Fluid– The problem with brake fluid is that it absorbs moisture/ water. That water builds up in the brake fluid and can actually start to corrode sensitive brake parts. That isn’t the only problem though. When you hit the brakes to stop the car they generate a lot of heat. So over time brake fluid will become contaminated enough with water to start affecting your ability to stop. Both are reasons why you need your local Frederick, MD mechanic have your brake fluid flushed at least every two years.
Transmission Fluid– Automatic Transmissions use transmission fluid (ATF) and fluid couplings in place of a mechanical clutch that’s disengaged and engaged by the driver. The ATF is pressurized and used to transfer rotational torque from the engine through the entire unit, as well as cooling and lubricating the rotating assemblies in the transmission. Over time the fluid breaks down, wears out, and gets contaminated. The fluid in a transmission does not a need to be changed at such regular intervals the way engine oil does but it does need to be changed from time to time. Our auto repair mechanics at Carriage House Automotive will inspect your transmission fluid and top it off as needed. We will also recommend that it be changed at whatever mileage the manufacturer recommends, or if the fluid looks burned or contaminated. Please note that not all modern transmission are made to be easily serviced and will require special attention, care, and service procedures to service them properly. Are you looking for Transmission Fluid Changes Near me in Frederick, MD? Contact Carriage House Automotive.
Antifreeze/ Engine Coolant- Coolant can deteriorate over time and should be tested to see if it’s still good, as it can be hard to tell just by how it looks. As coolant ages and deteriorates it becomes more acidic and loses its rust-inhibiting properties, causing corrosion. Corrosion can damage the radiator, water pump, thermostat, radiator cap, hoses and other parts of the cooling system that are made out of metal. Bad engine coolant can also damage your cars heater system. Any of these problems can cause your cars engine to overheat.
The coolant in any vehicle with more than about 50,000 miles should be tested every so often to check for signs of rust or leaks and to make sure it has sufficient cooling and overheating protection. This needs to be done even if the cooling system seems to be working properly. Cooling system testing can be checked with test strips that measure acidity, and with a hydrometer that measures freezing and boiling protection.
If the corrosion inhibitors have deteriorated, the antifreeze/ coolant should be changed. The cooling system might also need flushing to remove contaminants no matter what the maintenance schedule calls for or how many miles are on the odometer.
Your Local Frederick, MD Auto Fluid Service
Are you looking for auto or car fluid changes near me? Let the trained mechanics at Carriage House Automotive take care of it for you. We put our customers first in everything we do. We offer free coffee and WiFi in a clean, comfortable waiting room as well as a shuttle service to local areas. We have had the distinction of being voted as Fredericks Best Auto Repair for 10 years in a row. So if you need fluid changes, brake repairs or any other auto repair or service contact the experts at Carriage House Automotive.