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Why is it important to change my brake fluid

The braking system stands as a pillar of safety in your vehicle's architecture. While the routine of oil changes and tire pressure checks is almost religiously followed by many, the critical practice of changing brake fluid frequently gets sidelined.    Moisture in the brake fluid is inevitable due to its nature, which means it naturally draws moisture from the air. This moisture infiltrates the braking system, leading to corrosion and potentially diminishing your brakes' effectiveness. As the water content rises, the brake fluid's boiling point drops, a concerning issue under high-stress driving conditions. Brake fluid is tasked with performing under the high heat generated during intense braking or extended periods of use. Should the fluid's boiling point be surpassed, brake fade may occur. This phenomenon reduces braking efficiency as vapor forms within the brake lines. Regularly changing the brake fluid ensures it remains at an ideal boiling point, safeg ... read more

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Why do I need a clutch fluid service

You need a clutch fluid service to keep your hydraulic system working as it should. The fluid is a lubricate for your hydraulic system, and over time it can draw moisture. This moisture will cause internal damage to the hydraulic components causing them to fail and it could mean a costly repair for your vehicle.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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What is a Rear Differential Fluid Service

If you have a front wheel drive car this isn't something you need to worry about since you don't have a rear differential. If your car is rear wheel drive, 4 wheel drive or all wheel drive then this is for you. Your rear differential should be serviced every 30,000 to 50,000 miles and this depends on if you tow and the type of fluid that your rear differential takes. When we service your rear differential we remove the cover, clean and inspect all the gears and components then put it all back together with new fluid.  Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather  

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What happens if you don't do your cooling system fluid service?

If you put off your maintenance it can cause damage to your engine and the other components. It can also leave you stranded on the side of the road with a broken vehicle. Your coolant is an important component to your engines health without it your engine would overheat and damage your engine. Over time your coolant breaks down and no longer cools your engine properly. We recommend that you have your cooling system fluid serviced every 60K miles and your hoses to be serviced at 120K. Give us a call and let us take care of you.  Happy Adventures, Heather

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Do I need to change my brake fluid?

Do I need to change my brake fluid?

The answer is yes, really that shouldn't surprise you much. When your brake fluid becomes contaminated with water - it draws moisture out of the air - it can cause your brake components to rust from the inside out. It will break down your seals, master cylinder, calipers and wheel cylinders then you will have a leak or a seized caliper. Along with the rust issue the fluid also has a lower boiling point so when you're doing a lot of braking it can cause your brakes to not work as well as they should.  When you live in high humidity or an area that gets a lot of rain you can expect to need to change your brake fluid more often than if you lived in a drier climate.  You can make your appointment here and we will see if you are in need of a brake fluid service.  www.jhautomotiveinc.com/appointments/ Happy Adventures Heather

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