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Written By: admin on May 18, 2009 No Comment

What does coolant do?
Coolant, also called radiator fluid, it keeps your engine temperatures stable under all climate extremes and driving conditions.  Because your engine can produce high level of heat when it is running and the fluid flowing through the radiator system can help to draw some of the heat away from your engine so it doesn't over heat and it also prevents the water in the radiator from freezing under colder weather.

Generally you should complete your coolant flush and change for every 24,000 miles or two years because there is a life span of chemicals in the radiator fluid.  Follow your factory service manual or maintenance manual for better radiator fluid change procedures.

Watch the video below on how to change your car's radiator fluid as a reference.

Written By: admin on May 18, 2009 No Comment

What is Transmission Fluid?
Basically, it is a slippery liquid that serves as a lubricant for all of the moving parts inside the transmission, such as gears.  In an automatic transmission, this liquid also serves as a coolant and a viscous fluid that transmits power from the engine to the transmission.

So why do I have to change my transmission fluid? Because automatic transmission fluid will become contaminated with worn bits of the transmission, and the fluid can actually degrades and breaks down with use.  If you don't want to shorten the life of your transmission, you should follow the recommendation transmission fluid change from your factory service manual or maintenance manual.

Below is a video to show you the basic on how to change automatic transmission fluid as a reference.  You should still follow the manual to get the job right as every car is different.

Written By: admin on May 4, 2009 No Comment

Written By: admin on May 4, 2009 No Comment

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