Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CARING FOR YOUR CAR - Oil, Filters and Fluids

Critical parts of your engine are lubricated, cleaned and cooled by your car's oil and filter.  Other specifically formulated fluids are used to the operation and protection of system and components such as brakes, power steering, automatic transmissions, and cooling and axles.  Your car may also be equipped with a variety of filters including those for the transmission, fuel system and interior ventilation.

Why Do You Need This Service?
Periodic oil and filter changes keep your engine clean on the inside.  Dust, metallic shavings, condensation and even antifreeze can contaminate motor oil.  Additives, which break down over time, are also subject to contamination.  Other car fluids may require periodic replacement.  For example, the majority of automatic transmission failures are heat-related, and automatic transmission fluid breaks down rapidly when subjected to high temperatures.  Your car owner's manual may specify periodic flushing and filling of the brake hydraulic system because contaminated brake fluid may lead to erosion and other problems in the hydraulic system, especially on cars with antilock brakes (ABS).

Are You Aware?
Regular oil changes are your best investment toward the longevity of your engine!  For questions or more information please give us a call (530) 621-4591.  Visit our website at

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