MAINTENANCE FLUID FLUSHES

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MAINTENANCE FLUID FLUSHES

These fluids are replaced for preventive maintenance. Replacing them periodically will help prolong the life of each component.

POWER STEERING FLUSH:

Why should I flush my power steering fluid?

A power steering flush is basically one of the maintenance services that are often overlooked. A dirty and neglected power steering fluid can greatly resemble used engine oil and can compromise the performance of your car and may even create damage to your steering system. Neglecting to flush the contaminated fluid may lead to noise, hard steering, reduction of steering effectiveness, harden seals, leakage and wear acceleration. A power steering flush is great preventative maintenance that will save you money in the long run.
COOLIANT/ANTIFREEZE FLUSH:

Why should I flush my radiator?

A radiator flush provides a number of benefits to your vehicle’s cooling system. Flushing your system pushes about 4-5 gallons of antifreeze through the system which pushes or flushes out all of the old antifreeze and any contaminants that have built up in your cooling system. The additives in the coolant lubricate the vehicles water pump. A flush completely drains the system of the old antifreeze which means that any contaminants that have made their way into the system will be flushed out. Also over time rust and scale deposits build up within the radiator. A flush helps remove these deposits which get pushed out with the old antifreeze. This is important since these build ups can cause overheating or even damage your radiator. Flushing out our radiators can extend the life of your cooling system as well as make it operate more efficiently.
TRANSMISSION FLUSH:

Why should I flush my transmission fluid?

A tranny flush can be an effective way to clean out the transmission of any build up. The flush helps to clean out the transmission, it can also help to prolong the life of the engine. When build up occurs the engine has to work harder to push it through. A flush ensures a thorough cleansing of the system and that the old fluid is completely removed from the system. Transmission fluid maybe a green, yellow, or even a blush color tint to it and will be virtually odorless. When the fluid has a slight brownish tint with a lightly burnt odor that means the fluid is beginning to burn and is probably due for a service. If you are unsure about your transmission fluid feel free to contact Elder Auto and we would be more than happy to evaluate the fluid.
BRAKE FLUID FLUSH:

Why should I flush my brake fluid?

Brake fluid attracts moisture and this moisture can rust the inside of the brake system. It can over time cause corrosion to the brake system components. Just remember that brake flushing involves removing all the brake fluid from the system and getting all new, clean fluid inside. Brake bleeding just means removing enough brake fluid to get air bubbles out of the brake line.

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