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Vehicle Fluid Level Checks

What vehicle fluid levels need to be checked?


Vehicle fluid levels should always be checked to ensure the safe and efficient operation of your vehicle. Always check your vehicle manufacturer guidelines for safe operating levels and instructions before proceeding. Wear safety glasses, gloves and do not smoke and extinguish all open flames when looking under the hood to check fluid levels.

Common Vehicle Fluids to Check


» Engine Oil (usually measured in quarts)

» Transmission fluid (usually measured in pints)

» Brake fluid

» Power steering fluid

» Engine coolant

» Windshield washer fluid

» Battery - maintenence free batteries do not require fluid - Low maintenence batteries have fluid cells that use distilled water - Always check your vehicle manufacturer guidelines for instructions before proceeding.


More information:

Car Fluid Level Checks - Maintaining proper fluid levels is an essential and easy maintenance task you should perform regularly.

Check Engine Oil - Simple fact sheet from the National Safety Council.

Listing of Vehicle Owners Manuals - Your vehicle's Owner's Manual is one of the most comprehensive sources of information about your car.

Check Transmission Fluid Levels - Yahoo answers from users about checking transmission fluid levels.

Check Coolant Levels (Car Talk) - Servicing the coolant involves draining and/or flushing your car's cooling system and then replacing the old coolant with fresh coolant.