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How Often to Inspect Fluids and Tires

Bass Transmissions Continues to Focus on Vehicle Safety

Bass Transmissions continues to focus on vehicle safety, discussing this month how often to inspect fluids and tires. Last month, we offered safety inspection tips so you know some basics. Regular maintenance of your vehicle is essential for its smooth and safe operation. Two critical components of vehicle maintenance are checking and replacing fluids and inspecting tires. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how often to inspect fluids and tires to ensure your vehicle’s best performance.



First, Inspect the Fluids in Your Vehicle

Fluids are essential for the proper functioning of your vehicle. They lubricate the engine, transmit power, and keep everything running smoothly. But fluids can degrade over time, which is why regular checking is essential. The frequency with which you need to check your fluids depends on the type of fluid. For example, you should check engine oil at least once a month and change it every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. In comparison, check the coolant every six months and replace it every two to three years. Be sure to check transmission fluid every 30,000 miles or two years, whichever comes first.



Check Transmission, Brake, Power Steering, Wiper, and Battery Fluids

Like transmission fluid, brake fluid is another essential fluid that requires regular attention. Check brake fluid every six months and replace it every two years. Neglecting to replace your brake fluid can result in reduced braking performance. This could lead to hazardous situations. Power steering fluid, windshield wiper fluid, and battery fluid are other fluids to check and watch regularly. These fluids vary in their frequency of maintenance. It’s important to consult your vehicle’s owner manual for specific guidelines.



Next Up, How Often to Inspect Tires

Tires are the only point of contact between your vehicle and the road, making them crucial components of your vehicle’s safety. Regular tire inspections can identify any potential issues before they become more significant problems. Check your tire pressure at least once a month. Proper tire pressure ensures that your vehicle is operating at optimal efficiency and can help increase fuel economy. Also, inspect the tires for wear and damage regularly. Check the tread depth, and look for any signs of uneven wear, bulges, or cuts. If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to replace your tires.


In addition to regular inspections, it’s also important to have your tires rotated every 5,000 to 8,000 miles. Rotating your tires ensures that they wear evenly and can extend the life of your tires.


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