Fluid Inspections Services

Sims Automotive Repair is your go to for quick affordable fluid inspections. We service Copperas Cove, Fort Hood, Harker Heights, Kempner, Killeen, Lampasas and all surrounding areas..

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Overview:

What they do: Engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze/coolant and power steering fluid maintain vital parts of your vehicle. Engine oil is necessary for the overall lubrication of your engine. Transmission fluid keeps your transmission running efficiently. Brake fluid assists the braking system by moving force into friction. Antifreeze and coolant keep your engine from overheating and keep the cooling system from freezing in lower temperatures. Finally, power steering fluid helps in the power steering function of your vehicle.

Why Do I Need This Service?

In order to operate effectively, fluids need to be kept full and free from particles. Each of your fluids should be checked and changed at routine periods to keep them from burning, depleting, or from gathering debris.

If you notice your vehicle leaking fluids, here are a couple of ways to determine exactly where it might be coming from:

Radiator Fluid can be brilliant green, orange, pink, blue, purple and very slippery.

Brake Fluid is a light yellow and can transform to a foggy brownish color scheme when mixed with water. You need to have this fluid changed intermittently to maintain brake safety.

Automatic Transmission fluid has a deep-seated red shade on most vehicles. It has a sharp smell and is thick in texture and should be changed about every 50,000 to 80,000 miles depending on the type of transmission fluid you have

Motor Oil can be bright or dark brownish. Regularly changed motor oil will certainly be light brown, while old motor oil will certainly be a darker tone.

Gear oil is generally light brown with a pungent odor.

Antifreeze, or coolant is unsafe to your pets and humans if consumed. Consuming this fluid creates a major health risk to pets and humans. Antifreeze should be checked with every oil change

Power steering Fluid has a yellow to brownish tint, it can be inspected and topped off periodically with oil changes.

Windshield Washer fluid could be any kind of assortment of colors from brilliant turquoise, orange, pink or yellow. It has the consistency of water and may smell somewhat sweet.

Gasoline has a golden hue, yet you may recognize its really distinct smell. It is highly flammable, so avoid any type of open fires.

Bring your vehicle in to ensure your vehicles fluids are:

Filled to the appropriate degree

Flushed and changed as needed

Clean and free from particles

Remember to arrange your regular maintenance oil changes and coolant flushes with us to keep your vehicle at its peak performance. Call Sims Automotive Repair soon to book your next fluid inspection.

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