Here are the engine fluids you need to flush on a regular basis, from Miracle Body and Paint in San Antonio, Texas:
Transmission Fluid Flush
Your transmission is made up of many moving gears and mechanisms. For the moving parts to move properly, they need adequate transmission fluid for lubrication. The transmission fluid thickens and forms a polluted sludge as it accumulates waste. This sludge can stick to the transmission gears and lead to shifting problems. Contaminated transmission fluid can cause a wide range of problems regardless of the type of car you’re driving. Not only that, dirty fluid creates also cause a drop in hydraulic power and may cause a delay in vehicle movement or a sudden surging of the vehicle. A transmission fluid flush removes the dirty fluid and cleans the entire transmission of contaminates, sludge, and debris.
Power Steering Flush
Even your power steering system’s seals, O-rings, and internal components will wear out over time. Tiny pieces will contaminate the power steering fluid as they break down. If you neglect this, the contaminants will damage your power steering pump and even bring costly repairs. Fortunately, the power steering flush is very cheap to maintain.
Coolant (or radiator) flush
Coolant contains a mixture of anti-freeze and water that is meant to regulate the engine’s temperature. If you’ve ever encountered an overheated engine, you may already understand why it’s important to have the right levels of clean fluid in your radiator. Your car engine creates a series of tiny explosions. It is the cooling system’s task to manage those explosions while maintaining your engine’s right temperature. Coolant keeps your engine cool during summer and warm during winter. Just like any other fluid, it will degrade and get dirty over time. That will negatively affect your car’s overall performance. If coolant levels become too low, you can blow your gasket or damage your radiator. Scale deposits, rust, pollutants, and half of the old anti-freeze will remain during radiator drains, therefore flushing is important to force all of these out your engine.