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Your Vehicles Automotive Fluids and What they do: 

Fluids including engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze/coolant and power steering fluid maintain vital parts of your car oiled and working as intended. Engine oil is necessary for the overall lubrication of your engine and components, and needs to be inspected and replaced routinely. Transmission Fluid keeps your transmission running efficiently and devoid of sliding. Brake fluid assists the braking system by moving force in to stress. Antifreeze and Coolant assistance maintain your engine from overheating as a result of burning, and the lines from freezing in lower temperatures. Finally, Power Steering Fluid helps in the power steering function of your car.

Why service is essential:


In order to operate effectively, fluids need to be kept full and tidy from particles. Each of your fluids should be checked and changed at routine periods to keep them from burning, depleting, or from gathering debris. Understanding how to inspect your fluids is essential, but executing proper maintenance and fluid changes could expand the life of your automobile.


If you notice your vehicle leaking fluids, here are a couple of ways to determine exactly what those cracks might be:

  • Radiator Fluid is brilliant green and very slippery. It should be checked and concluded regularly.

  • Antifreeze, or Coolant, can be pink or green and is unsafe to your pets. Consuming this fluid creates a major health risk to pets. Antifreeze should be checked and concluded with every oil change.

  • Brake Fluid is a light yellow and can transform to a foggy brownish colour scheme when mixed with water. You need to have this fluid changed occasionally to make sure your brakes are working safely.

  • Power Steering Fluid has a yellow tint, it can be inspected and rounded off periodically with oil changes.

  • Automatic Transmission Fluid has a deep-seated red shade. It has a sharp smell and is thick in texture and should be changed about every 60,000kms-100,000kms depending on the make and model of the vehicle.  A shortage of transmission fluid may trigger a transmission to stick or slide

  • Windshield Washer Fluid could be any kind of assortment of colours from brilliant turquoise, orange, pink or yellow. It has the consistency of water and may smell somewhat sweet. It ought to be filled and/or topped-off on a regular basis as well as with each oil change.

  • Motor Oil can be bright or dark brownish relying on exactly how often you alter it. Regularly changed motor oil will certainly be light brown, while old motor oil will certainly be a darker tone. You need to have your motor oil changed every 5,000kms. 

  • Gasoline has a golden hue, yet you may recognize its really distinct smell. It is highly flammable, so avoid any type of open fires: lighters, matches, cigarettes, etc.


Schedule a Service Today to ensure your vehicle’s fluids are:

  •  Filled to the appropriate degree

  •  Clean and beyond particles

  •  Free of cracks

  •  Flushed and changed as needed




Hainer’s Tire & Auto Repair – Fluid Inspection


Stop in today to have your vehicle checked if you suspect a low fluid issue.  Contact us today at (905) 934-2331 or to set up your next appointment for an Overall Fluid Inspection and Service as well as any other Tire and Auto Repair Services.  

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