Fluid Maintenance Services

Auto mechanic service and repair — Automotive in Minneapolis, MN
Most oil change service centers now offer other services included in the price of your oil change – such as topping off fluids, an air filter check, wiper blade check, and checking your tires. You should look for a place that does this and more with your oil change, so you can take comfort in knowing that your vehicle is running optimally. When it comes to your car's performance and longevity, more information is always better.
car engine — Automotive in Minneapolis, MN
With so many auto repair centers performing this service, price competition keeps the costs pretty reasonable. At Ideal Automotive, our oil changes start at 29.95 for our most basic service and go up to 49.95 for a premium level service. With every package, we check and top off your other fluids while we're at it.

Important Vehicle Fluids

Motor Oil

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

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.

Transmission Fluid

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.

Power Steering Fluid

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.