What is included in a fluid level check?
During a free fluid level check our mechanics will check all fluid reservoirs, including engine oil, brake fluid and windscreen washer fluid. They will advise which, if any, fluids need to be topped up or changed and can also give advice on which brands of oil or fluid they would recommend for your vehicle. If you desire, they can then provide a quote for any fluid top-ups, replacements or flushes required.
What do the fluids in my car do?
Maintaining the fluid levels play a huge role in almost every function of your car - including fuel economy and longevity. Some of the fluids, such as engine oil, must remain at a good level for the proper functioning of your engine. Failing to keep an eye on your car’s fluids could spell disaster and an expensive repair bill down the line!
How do I know if my car fluids are low?
Some common signs that your car fluids may need replacing are:
Burning oil smell in and around your car
Weaker engine performance
ABS comes on
Engine warning light illuminates
How long do car fluids last?
Different car fluids will last for varying amounts of time, therefore it's very important to check the fluids in your vehicle roughly every 4-6 months. Low or used up fluids can lead to serious and expensive engine damage. Having certain fluids in your car, such as windscreen wiper fluid, is a legal requirement in the UK.
Can I drive with low fluids?
When some fluids are low you should avoid driving your car. For example, driving with little or no engine oil can result in a seized engine, which is very expensive to fix! Topping up your car fluids is part of good car maintenance and ensures the healthy functioning of your car. In the UK, it’s the law that some fluids, such as windscreen wiper fluid, must remain topped up at all times. So book your free fluids check now to avoid a dirty windscreen and unexpected fines!