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Your Vehicle and Its Fluids

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Your vehicle has several different types of fluids that have other functions in your engine. All work together to make sure your car is running smoothly and help avoid damage to your vehicle that, without these fluids, would break down. If you want to learn more about what fluids are found in your car and their importance, please continue reading!

At Avid Autowerx, we want you to be aware of what’s going on inside your engine so that you can notice an issue before more damage is done. Things to look out for are lights on your dashboard indicating low fluid levels or if you notice leaking or puddles under your car. If any of these are present in your vehicle, we recommend taking your car to a professional such as Avid Autowerx. With that said, let’s get into the fluids found in your car!

Engine Oil

The oil found in your engine is one of the most important fluids in your car. It helps to lubricate moving components and helps in the cooling process. Without oil, your car could overheat and break down. By using the dipstick found under your hood, you can see the oil level. If the oil is black and dirty, or you know the level is low, we recommend you bring your car in for an oil change.


Also known as antifreeze, the coolant found in your vehicle is primarily used to cool down your engine. Coolants come in different colors depending on your car, which is why you should consult with trained technicians to know which is right for you. In most cases, your vehicle will send a message through the dashboard if you are low on coolant, but don’t hesitate to double-check once in a while.

Power Steering

The power steering fluid found in your car allows you to turn your steering wheel. Without this important fluid, you would struggle to turn your steering wheel, significantly lower speeds. Power steering is economical on your wallet, so don’t worry about having to fill up if your levels are low.

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid is a type of hydraulic fluid that allows for force transfer into pressure to amplify braking. In other words, the brake fluid helps your car to be able and brake effectively. This fluid is colorless and has a consistency like vegetable oil. So if you notice a puddle of fluid under your car that matches this description, bring your vehicle in by our shop for inspection.

Transmission Fluid

Mainly found in automatic cars, transmission fluid helps shift gears when you speed up and slow down. You can check the levels in the transmission fluid by checking the dipstick found under your hood. If the levels are low, don’t hesitate to come by for a fill-up!

Windshield Washer Fluid

If you notice your windshield is dirty and full of grime, you can quickly solve the issue by using your washer fluid. However, your washer fluid will eventually run out. Before this, make sure to inspect the levels of your washer fluid and refill if needed. 

We hope this information helped you understand the fluids found in your vehicle! Having these fluids full is essential to prevent possible damage to your engine. If you notice any fluids are low or see leaking or a puddle under your car, please bring in your vehicle for servicing. Our shop is located at 5591 Wooster Pike, Cincinnati, OH 45227, or you can call us at (513)657-2386 to schedule an appointment!


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