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  • Writer's pictureBilly Hillmuth

Four Fluids to Watch in Your Vehicle

Updated: Aug 6, 2021

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure, or so the old adage goes. This is definitely true when it comes to your vehicular maintenance. Today we’re going to be talking about the four fluids you should keep an eye on in between scheduled maintenance sessions.

Transmission Fluid

Your transmission is a vital component of your car and the fluid which keeps it running smoothly needs to be checked on periodically. If you are having trouble shifting gears or the engagement of your automatic transmission is delayed, then you need to have your vehicle checked out by a professional transmission shop as soon as possible.


Coolant in your vehicle keeps your engine from overheating. Without it, the rust inhibitors may stop working, which will lead to widespread rust throughout the cooling system, which will lead to inefficiency and then a breakdown of the system. When the cooling system breaks down, you’re looking at an engine that will inevitably overheat, which will definitely be bad for your car.

Engine Oil

An engine without oil is a dangerous thing. Without oil, your engine will not be able to operate properly and will inevitably break down. Having your oil changed regularly is absolutely essential to maintain the health of your car. Though many drivers put this off for long periods of time, this is not advisable. Get your oil changed regularly and talk to your mechanic about when you should return for another oil change.

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is an integral part of the braking system in your car. It works to protect the metals inside your braking system like the calipers, various cylinders, and ABS control valves. Without it, there is a strong chance your brakes will be rendered useless.

Keep Calm and Call on Hillmuth to Help

The experts at Hillmuth can help you keep your vehicle running smoothly and safely. By working with the professionals at Hillmuth, you can even help to extend and promote longevity for your vehicle. Come into one of our shops today in Clarksville, Columbia, Gaithersburg, or Glenwood. We can answer any of your questions about fluids or any other maintenance items within your car.

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