Fluid Flush Service Near Savannah, MO
Fluid Flush Service at Victory Chevrolet of Savannah
Regular maintenance is essential for any vehicle to continue operating as it should. One of the most important services to have performed is flushing the fluids that allow your vehicle to run correctly. Victory Chevrolet of Savannah provides fluid flush service for all our customers in Savannah, St. Joseph, and Kansas City.
What is a Fluid Flush?
A fluid flush is when all the fluid is removed and replaced with clean fluid. The most common example is an oil change, because all the oil is removed, the filter is replaced, and new oil is added.
Your vehicle uses several fluids to help different components do their job. In time, the fluid gets dirty and may become less effective. When the fluid gets dirty enough, it can harm the system and damage your vehicle.
Types of Flushes
Each fluid has a different timeframe for when it needs to be flushed. You can consult with your owner’s manual to see recommended intervals for flushing the fluids. However, it can be best to talk with the service technicians at Victory Chevrolet of Savannah who know your vehicle and how you drive it.
Your transmission needs fluid to keep it running smoothly and changing gears. When the fluid gets dirty, it can clog up the transmission and cause damage. Many manufacturers recommend a transmission fluid flush at 75,000-100,000 miles. Service technicians often recommend having this service done every 30,000-50,000 miles. If you drive in rough conditions or with a lot of starting and stopping, such as a delivery service, it may be needed every 15,000 miles.
Engine Coolant Flush
Newer models only require the coolant to be flushed out every 5 to 10 years. You should check the coolant more often, at least annually. The service technicians will also check it with other maintenance tasks. Older models will need a coolant flush every 50,000-75,000 miles.
Power Steering Flush
Power steering fluid is designed to last the entire lifetime of the vehicle. If it becomes dirty, it can cause damage to the power steering pump, seals, and other parts of the power steering system. Many service technicians recommend a fluid flush every 50,000-75,000 miles.
Brake Fluid Flush
Your brakes are one of the most important components of your vehicle. When they fail, the brakes can put you and your passengers at risk of a serious accident. A brake fluid flush is one of the most common services and most necessary.
Water can get into the brake line along with dirt and contaminants. They can cause the brakes to fail when you need them. The brake fluid should be clear or light in color. If it’s brown, it means the fluid has been contaminated. If the fluid is black, you need service immediately because the brakes are failing.
To prevent issues, you should change the fluid every two to three years or 24,000-36,000 miles.
Ask your service technician about any other fluids they recommend flushing. You can rely on the service team at Victory Chevrolet of Savannah to keep your vehicle reliably on the road with regular fluid flush service.