Fluid Services to Prevent Costly Repairs: Lifetime Warranty

Fluid Services to Prevent Costly Repairs: Lifetime Warranty

Auto repair: Fluid ServicesAll car owners should know that regular maintenance prevents more expensive repairs down the road. Having your vehicle serviced regularly keeps your engine, brakes, and other important systems working properly. When your mechanic talks about transmission fluid, fuel injection, brake fluid, power steering fluid, differential, and transfer case fluid services you might feel overwhelmed. Read on for how often auto fluids need replacing, how service intervals are determined, and for a simple solution to preventative maintenance. 


Why Does My Vehicle Need Fluid Services?

Service intervals are determined based on the manufacturer’s mileage recommendation and the actual condition of the fluid. For example, a manufacturer might know that their oil is stable for 30,000 miles on average and recommend service at that interval. 

Your technician might notice that you have more debris in the oil than the average driver. They might therefore recommend you come in every 20,000 miles to prevent damage to the engine. 

How Often Does Those Fluid Services Need Replacing?

There’s more to your vehicle than gas and engine oil. Each system below has an associated fluid that needs regular service. Here’s how often each one needs service:


Automatic Transmission

For the average vehicle, you’ll need automatic transmission fluid service every 30,000 miles. This involves servicing the lubricated parts within the transmission housing. Having your transmission serviced prevents excess wear on the parts and gives your technician a chance to check for leaking seals or expiring electrical components.

CVT Transmission

If your vehicle has a continuously variable transmission system, you still need service every 30,000 miles. CVT transmission fluid service provides the same benefits as servicing the smaller capacity automatic transmissions.

Power Steering

Your vehicle’s power steering system is essential for safe handling when you’re on the road. Having the power steering fluid serviced every 30,000 miles protects the lubricated parts within the power steering box and pump. It also gives your mechanic a chance to look for leaks and aging hoses.

Brake System

Your brake system relies on brake fluid service every 30,000 miles to ensure it can function safely. There are lubricated parts within the pump, valves, the master cylinder, calipers, and metalized hoses that require regular service. Your mechanic will also check your brake pads, rotors, ABS sensors, and other electrical parts to keep you safe. 

Fuel Injection

Your engine is fed fuel by the fuel injection system. Fuel injection service every 15,000 miles ensures the throttle body and intake valves are clean and in good working order. This service is essential for the longevity of your vehicle and regular maintenance will prevent serious damage to the engine.

Differential and Transfer Case Services 

Every 30,000 miles, you should have your driveline serviced. This involves differential and transfer case services. Regardless of your transmission type, your driveline contains lubricated parts that are essential for the functioning of the differential or transfer case. When these parts fail, they can damage your axle, axle bearing, u-joint, CV joints, driveshafts, and more.


BG’s Lifetime Protection Plan at Ron’s Garage

When you have any of these systems serviced at Ron’s Garage, you are automatically covered under BG’s lifetime protection plan. By following the recommended service intervals, you protect your vehicle and your investment in professional service. The protection plan covers fuel, engine, transmission, drive line, cooling, power steering, and brake system services.

Ready for peace of mind? Make an appointment at Ron’s Garage for local service backed by the BG Lifetime Protection Plan.