Spring Vehicle Fluid Car Care in Okemos, MI at Graff Chevrolet
You vehicle’s fluids may seem like an insignificant part of your seasonal maintenance routine, but they play an important role in the performance of your vehicle. Different types of auto fluids are used for different functions within your vehicle, but they each benefit your vehicle’s performance and efficiency in their own way. It is important to make sure all of your vehicle fluids are routinely inspected, flushed, changed, and topped off. By performing routine fluid maintenance you can help extend the life of your vehicle. As the spring season hits, you are more inclined to drive longer distances and spend more time on the road, so to keep yourself and your passengers safe, stop in to Graff Chevrolet Okemos where we can help with any auto fluid maintenance you may need. Below are just a few of the different fluids you’ll want to inspect this spring to ensure your vehicle continues to run properly.
Washer Fluid – The vehicle’s washer fluid works alongside the windshield wiper blades. Your washer fluid is used to clear your windshield from dirt, grime, and anything that may obstruct your view through the windshield. It works to help you see the road clearly no matter what time of year. During the spring season remaining road salt and grime can mix with wet roads and cause an extremely dirty windshield. By making sure you have your washer fluid topped off, you will not only be able to clean off any residue, but also continue to drive safely. You can purchase washer fluid at any auto store, or we can top it off for you at your next appointment. Some washer fluids must be diluted with water before being poured into your washer fluid tank, while others come pre-diluted making them ready to use. The main factor to look for on the label is that the washer fluid is suitable for the climate you drive in, and in some cases includes antifreeze to ensure it doesn’t freeze in certain temperatures. If you have any questions on windshield washer fluid or maintenance, visit us at Graff Chevrolet Okemos.
Oil Changes – Oil changes are an extremely important routine maintenance service that you should be attending to all year long. Engine oil is one of the most important components to keep your engine running well. The oil performs many functions including keeping your engine clean, lubricating moving engine parts, taking heat away from the engine, and protecting the engine against wear. It is recommended that you have your oil changed every 3,000 – 5,000 miles, depending on your driving habits and location. Synthetic oil can also play a part in when you change your oil, and may extended the time allotted between oil changes. Specific instructions on when to change your vehicle’s oil can be found in your Vehicle Owner’s Manuel. If you notice any oil problems or leaks, you can always count on the Graff Chevrolet Okemos Service Center to get your car running properly fast and efficiently.
Coolant – Coolant is also known as antifreeze. Your coolant is an auto fluid composed of additives to help control the temperature of different engine components. The coolant’s main job is to keep the radiator in your vehicle from freezing or overheating through out the year. It is important to flush and change your vehicle’s coolant every two years or every 24,000 miles. If you suspect a leak in your coolant or your engine appears to be over heating, contact our experts.
Schedule an Auto Fluid Maintenance Appointment at Graff Chevrolet Okemos
Your vehicle’s fluids are an important component to the optimal functionality of your car. Our team of experts at the Graff Chevrolet Okemos Service Center want to make sure your vehicle is ready for the warmer weather road trips that come with the spring season. We are here to help you with all of your auto fluid maintenance needs. Visit us at 1748 W Grand River Ave Okemos, MI 48864 and our certified technicians will make sure your vehicle is running smoothly and safely. To schedule your fluid service appointment, give us a call at (517) 349-8300 or schedule an appointment online. We proudly serve the Okemos, MI area and the surrounding communities including East Lansing, Williamston, Mason, and Haslett.