Fluid Flushes In Vancouver And Across B.C.
Brake fluid flush
Brake fluid transmits hydraulic pressure from the brake pedal to the callipers and wheel cylinders, causing the brake pads to clamp down on the rotors and drums, slowing the car down. Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air over time, and your brakes can become less effective when they’re hot.
Coolant circulates through the engine and radiator to keep the engine from overheating. Over time, coolant can become contaminated with rust, sediment and other debris. Removing the old coolant and replacing it with new fluid helps to improve the cooling system’s efficiency and prevent overheating. A coolant flush is recommended every three to five years or 50,000 kilometres.
Power steering fluid flush
Power steering fluid lubricates the power steering system and helps to make it easier to turn the steering wheel. Power steering fluid can become contaminated with dirt and metal particles. A power steering fluid flush helps to improve the performance of the power steering system and reduce wear and tear on the components. A power steering fluid flush is recommended every two years or 125,000 kilometres.
Transmission fluid flush
Automatic transmission fluid lubricates the transmission and helps it shift smoothly. Transmission fluid can break down over time and become less effective at lubricating the system, so you should get a transmission flush every two to three years. If you’re unsure whether you need one, take your car to a Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centre near you for an inspection.
Engine oil change
Engine oil is responsible for lubricating the moving parts in the engine and preventing wear and tear. As you drive, engine oil loses its viscosity and becomes less effective at lubricating the engine. Changing your engine oil every 5,000 to 8,000 kilometres helps improve the engine’s performance and can prevent a costly auto repair.
Auto repair and fluid flushes in Vancouver
At Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres, a qualified technician will check your fluids as part of a maintenance tune-up and suggest a flush if needed. Our expert team is available to serve you from locations throughout B.C. plus two in Calgary, Alberta. Contact us today to book an appointment for an auto repair or tune-up.