There are countless parts working together under the hood of your vehicle. For all of these components to work as they should without friction, heat and impurities, they need to be properly lubricated. To ensure that those fluids are operating at their peak potential, they need to be inspected and changed regularly. Follow along with us at 401 Dixie Kia as we go over oil, transmission fluid, coolant system and air conditioning fluids, what their purpose is and when to get them changed. Maintaining fresh fluids is vital in healthy auto maintenance, so read on below and learn more, or book your service appointment now.
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Changing your engine oil is one of the most essential ways to ensure your vehicle’s continuing top health. Clean oil prevents wear on vital engine components, and keeps these most important parts lubricated so that they can efficiently do their jobs at their top potential. At 401 Dixie Kia, you’ll get the option of conventional or synthetic oil. Regular oil may be more popular and less expensive, whereas synthetic oil is chemically optimized for a better flow and longer lifespan, albeit at a more expensive price.
We recommend that you get your oil changed approximately every 6,000 km, but please refer to your owner’s manual for specific guidance with your particular model.
Transmission fluid works to ensure that your powertrain parts work smoothly and so that it can perform at a fast-moving level. Fresh and healthy fluids prevent sludge build-up and impurities from developing.
We recommend that you get your transmission fluid changed approximately every 50,000 km, but please refer to your owner’s manual for specific guidance with your particular model.
People often neglect the coolant system, and thus it serves as one of the leading causes of vehicle breakdown. This overheating and failure of engine components can be prevented with consistent fresh coolant that will ward off damaging heat transfer and prevent your engine from freezing in the cold or boiling over in the heat.
There’s no hard and fast rule as to how often to get your coolant system flushed, although it should be done at least every 5 years. Please refer to your owner’s manual for specific guidance with your particular model, and be sure to get the system regularly inspected.
There’s no better feeling than staying cool on a hot summer day, but consequently few worse feelings than overheating when your air conditioning doesn’t work. Your air conditioning system keeps you comfy in your vehicle on muggy days, and makes sure your windows don’t fog up thanks to the humidity.
If you notice that your air conditioning system isn’t blowing cool air as cold or as powerful as it once did, there could be something wrong with it. If you come across one of these problems, it’s time to come see us, as there could be dirt, corrosion, low refrigerant or a faulty thermostat that’s causing this.
For your Kia or off-make, car, truck, SUV or van, 401 Dixie Kia is your one-stop destination here in Mississauga for all of your auto fluid change and replacement needs. Whether it be a routine oil change, or a transmission fluid, coolant system or A/C system inspection and fluid replacement, our certified technicians will ensure your vehicle stays operating at its peak level. Book an appointment with us below, or contact us with any questions you may have about our fluid services.