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5 Overlooked Car Maintenance Items

Cars are consumer-durable, if you maintain them and treat them with care, they will provide you with years of reliable service. At Mighty Auto Pro, we’ve been providing the people of Medina, OH with our auto-maintenance services for a long time, and wanted to talk today about five overlooked car maintenance items.

1. Flush Your Brake Fluids

Brake fluid is “hygroscopic”, which means it both attracts and absorbs water and moisture. Even if you have a closed brake system, moisture can still get in there. When too much moisture gets into your brake fluid, you need to change your fluid. Typically this should occur about every three years or every 36,000 miles.

2. Automatic Transmission Fluid Flush

Many auto manufacturers claim they sell vehicles with transmission fluid that will last your entire lifetime, but usually you’ll start noticing transmission failure around 100,000 miles. We recommend you flush out your transmission fluid every 60,000 miles or so.

3. Replace Your Cabin Air Filter

Your car’s air conditioner sucks in air from outside your car, and your cabin air filter filters out contaminants and pollutants from this air. Replacing your filter is usually inexpensive and should be an easy to perform task.

4. Adjust Your Valves

Most new cars use valve lifters that adjust automatically, but if you’re driving an older vehicle, you may have mechanical valve lifters. Occasionally, your lifts will need to be adjusted and checked, or else you could find yourself with a burned valve.

5. Flush Your Coolant

Similar to transmission fluid, auto manufacturers also claim that your engine’s coolant is a lifetime fluid. Over the years, we’ve found that most vehicles should have their coolant flushed and replaced every 40,000 to 60,000 miles.

Work with an Experienced Medina, OH Auto-Maintenance Provider

If you need help maintaining your vehicle, bring it into Mighty Auto Pro. Our mechanics have years of experience and are standing by ready to answer any questions you could have. Give us a call today.

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