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Welcome to Aurora AutoPros’ blog! We post at least one new entry per month, usually concerned with some aspect of auto repair. As our auto mechanics encounter new issues and challenges, we pass on what we’ve learned to our customers. Our topics range from tips for driving to advice on dealing with weather changes to happenings and events in Aurora & the Denver metro area.

What’s the Fuss over Fluids?

Most car owners know that regular oil changes are necessary. But many people don’t realize that all vehicles have multiple systems that require fluid changes/flushes! Systems with moving components require lubrication to perform their tasks. These systems are:

  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Braking system
  • Cooling
  • Differentials
  • Transfer case
  • Power steering
  • ____________ (by the time you read this, engineers have likely invented MORE systems that need special fluids!)  

Specially designed fluids  provide the right conditions for optimal performance. Over time, these fluids break down. If routine fluid maintenance is ignored, eventually those components lack adequate lubrication to keep moving as designed - and that leads to expensive repairs (BOO!). Flushing and replacing the various fluids at the recommended intervals OR when an inspection indicates can save time, money, and inconvenience.

So! The next time a shop recommends a fluid flush and replacement service, they likely aren’t trying to sell you something you don’t need! A quality repair shop’s goal is to help customers avoid breakdowns and expensive repairs; they should always be informing customers of when preventative maintenance services are due. Your vehicle is likely an essential tool for your work and your life; your shop should regularly inspect your vehicle(s) and help you plan for maintenance services. If your current shop doesn’t do that, give Aurora AutoPros a call!

Information is power. Understanding the results of an inspection gives you the power to protect your investment, your wallet, and your time.

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