Motor Oil lubricates the moving parts in a car engine's crankcase, preventing the high heat and friction that results during engine operation from destroying the pistons, valves and other components. Without oil, a running engine will seize up in a short time, making the engine virtually unusable.
Therefore, it's important to your car's longevity to ensure regular oil changes are part of your routing maintenance.
Brake fluid is important in terms of passenger safety. If brake fluid leaks or if too much air gets into the brake line, a car's ability to stop will be compromised.
Coolant cycles around a running engine, overtime the coolant breaks down leading to improper coolant levels. Without proper coolant levels, a car will quickly overheat and be inoperable.
This is a reddish fluid – one you don't want to find leaking onto your garage floor or driveway! Transmission fluid cools and lubricates the transmission, ensuring the gears work smoothly.
This fluid increases the ability of the steering mechanism to direct the tires, thus making it easier to turn the car.
Here are a few things to consider the next time you want a quick 10 minute oil change.