Auto Repair & Services
- Air Conditioning Maintenance Tips
- Air Filter Tips
- Battery Testing and Maintenance
- Belt Tips
- Belts and Hoses
- Brake Maintenance Tips
- Cooling System Tips
- Driveline Maintenance
- Electrical Systems Tips
- Engine Maintenance Tips
- Exhaust Maintenance Tips
- Oil Changes
- Preventative Maintenance
- Steering and Suspension Repair
- Timing Belt
- Tire Installation
- Tire Repair
- Tire Rotation Tips
- Transmission Fluid Flush Tips
- Tune Up
- Wheel Alignment
Fluid Inspection Tips
If you notice your vehicle is dripping fluids, below are a few methods to identify what fluid it could be.
- Antifreeze, or coolant, is pink or green and is hazardous to pets. Antifreeze should be examined and filled with every oil change.
- Brake fluid is light yellow and could change to a foggy brown when combined with water. Brake fluid should be tested and replaced per manufacturer recommendations.
- Power steering fluid has a yellow tint, and should be examined and topped off at every car service interval. Flushing the power steering fluid can return your steering system to a like-new condition.
- Automatic transmission fluid is deep red and has a sharp odor. Transmission fluid should be changed per manufacturer recommendations because a shortage of transmission fluid can cause the transmission to stick or slip.
- Windshield wiper fluid may be turquoise, orange, pink or yellow. It has the consistency of water and should be filled regularly to ensure you keep your sight of vision clear when driving.
- Motor oil is dark brown, but the color will vary depending on how often it is changed. Oil change intervals vary greatly, so it’s best to consult an automotive professional at Schierl Tire & Service.