Auto Repair & Services
- A/C Repair
- Air Filters
- Auto Repair
- Belts & Hoses
- Brake Repair
- Cooling System
- Electrical Systems
- Engine Diagnositcs
- Headlight Restoration
- Monthly Checklist
- Oil Changes
- Suspension Repair
- Tire Balancing
- Tire Repair
- Tire Installation
- Tire Rotation
- Transmission Fluid Flush
- Transmission Repair
- Tune Up
- Wheel Alignments
- Wiper Blades
Fluid Inspection in Boulder, CO
Fluids such as engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze, and power steering fluid are very important to inspect on a regular basis, replacing as required. Boulder Tire is your source for quick affordable oil changes, and automotive lubrication and quality auto repair services in Boulder, CO.
What they do: Fluids including engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze(coolant) and power steering fluid keep vital parts of your car lubricated and working as intended. Engine oil is necessary for the overall lubrication of your engine and components, and needs to be inspected and replaced routinely. Transmission fluid keeps your transmission running efficiently. Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid that transmits the braking force through your system. Antifreeze (or coolant) keeps your engine from overheating, and the system from freezing in low temperatures. Finally, power steering fluid is another hydraulic fluid that transmits the power through your steering system.
Boulder, CO Automotive Fluids
Why service is essential: In order to operate effectively, fluids need to be kept full and free from particles and contaminants. Each of your fluids should be checked and changed at routine intervals to keep them from burning, depleting, or from gathering debris. Understanding how to inspect your fluids is essential, but executing proper maintenance and fluid changes could extend the life of your automobile.
If you notice your vehicle leaking fluids, here are a couple of ways to determine exactly what those leaks might be:
- Radiator Fluid (antifreeze) is brilliant green, blue, pink or red, purple, orange, or yellow and very slippery, with a sweet smell. It should be checked and regularly, and keep all pets away from this coolant as it is attractive to them but is poisonous.
Brake Fluid is a light yellow or clear and can transform to a foggy brownish color when dirty or when mixed with water. You need to have this fluid changed periodically to ensure braking safety.
Power steering Fluid has a yellow tint, it can be inspected and topped off periodically with oil changes.
- Automatic Transmission fluid has a deep-seated red shade. It has a sharp smell and is thick in texture and should be changed about every 30,000 miles. A shortage of transmission fluid may trigger a transmission to stick or slip.
Windshield Washer fluid could be any kind of assortment of colors from brilliant turquoise, orange, pink or yellow. It has the consistency of water.
Motor oil can be a bright honey color or dark brownish to black depending on age. Regularly changed motor oil will certainly be light brown, while old motor oil will certainly be a darker tone. You need to have your motor oil changed every 3000-5000 miles
- Gasoline has a golden hue, yet you may recognize its really distinct smell. It is highly flammable, so avoid any type of open fires: lighters, matches, cigarettes, etc.
Bring your automobile in to ensure your automobile's fluids are:
- Filled to the appropriate degree
- Clean and free from particles
- Free of leaks
- Flushed and changed as needed
Boulder Tire services Automotive Fluids in Boulder, CO
Remember to schedule regular oil changes and coolant flushes with us to keep your vehicle at its peak performance. Call Boulder Tire soon to book your next fluid inspection and Boulder, CO auto repair service. Boulder Tire is thrilled to be your local auto repair center and provider of tires in Boulder, CO.