As a car owner, it’s important to understand the various fluids that are essential to the proper functioning of your vehicle. Neglecting to maintain these fluids can lead to serious problems, such as engine failure or transmission damage. Here are some of the essential fluids that you should be familiar with: 

Motor oil

Motor oil is the lifeblood of your engine. It keeps all the moving parts lubricated, reducing wear and tear, and extending the life of your engine. It’s essential to regularly check and change your oil to ensure it’s clean and effective. 


Coolant, also known as antifreeze, is a mixture of water and glycol that helps regulate your engine’s temperature. It prevents the engine from overheating; in the winter it ensures this fluid does not freeze and continues to perform. Maintaining the proper coolant level in your vehicle to ensure that your engine stays at the optimal temperature is important. 

Transmission fluid

Transmission fluid is a lubricant that helps to keep the gears in your transmission moving smoothly. It also helps to dissipate heat, which is important because the transmission generates a lot of heat as it operates. Neglecting to maintain the proper transmission fluid level can lead to transmission failure. 

Brake fluid

Brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid used to transmit the force from your brake pedal to the brake pads, which helps bring your vehicle to a stop. Maintaining the proper brake fluid level in your vehicle is important to ensure that your brakes are functioning properly. 

 Power steering fluid

Power steering fluid is a hydraulic fluid used to assist the steering wheel’s movement. Maintaining the proper power steering fluid level is important to ensure that your vehicle’s steering system is functioning properly. 


By regularly checking and maintaining these fluids, you can ensure that your vehicle is running at its best and extend its lifespan. Don’t neglect these essential fluids – your car will thank you for it! If you need help checking or replacing these fluids, stop by Superior Service Center, and we will check and change them for you!