How to Check Oil, Coolant, Transmission Fluid and Brake Fluid

How to Check Oil, Coolant, Transmission Fluid and Brake Fluid

The service points in your car that your manufacturer will want you to check, will mostly be marked with yellow.
It is an engine oil dipstick, other cars will have some other things marked yellow as well.

Procedures for this will be in your owner’s manual. Checking oil is pretty standardized. You want your car parked on a level surface turned off. You want to remove your dipstick clean it. You can check for fill marks on it after cleaning, reinstall your dipstick and then remove it to check your new oil fill level.

You want to check your owner’s manual and make sure you’re putting in the correct fluids for your engine, they have specific requirements for lubrication, and each vehicle may take a slightly different oil. This is something you can either check with your dealer or check in your owner’s manual to top up yourself with the newer model.

Theres less owners maintenance to be done on newer models. If it is equipped with electric power steering, there will be no fluid to check.

It has a non-serviceable transmission, so will not be able to check that either and at Revs Motors Tenerife we can check it for you on a vehicle like that. They will be marked in yellow or red.

When you check your brake fluid, which is above your master cylinder they’ll usually have a line for a max, and a minimum.
You’ll also have coolant to check. Similar it’ll have readings for high and low on your power steering unit that will also have the readings marked on the side.

This will be specific to your car and you’ll, be able to find it in your owner’s manual for checking your automatic transmission fluids on a car with that is, provide you with a dipstick you’ll want to have your vehicle hot running in neutral, with your park. Brake set, then you can clean your dipstick reinstall it and then check it for the correct level.


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