The Right Automotive Fluids For Tampa Drivers

May 20, 2014 | Fluids

What grade of oil should I use?

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Tampa auto owners. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won’t work as well for Zephyrhills motorists and could even cause damage.

In addition to new grades of engine oil, many American made cars now leave the factory with synthetic oil. Zephyrhills car owners should always use the grade recommended by their auto manufacturer  and type of oil in their engine.

All coolant, also called antifreeze, used to be green. Now there are several other colors of coolant sold at Bob’s Auto Repair in Zephyrhills. Each type is designed to protect the cooling system components that are particular to your vehicle. The wrong stuff can void your American made car cooling system warranty and could even cause engine damage.

Most passenger vehicles on Zephyrhills roads today use either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5 brake fluid. Your American made car power brake system is specifically designed to use ONE of these types – you need the right one. Higher numbers do not necessarily mean a higher, upgraded fluid.

Now, the critical thing is knowing that your vehicle requires specific grades and types of fluids and that using the right fluids is good and using the wrong ones is bad. Once you’ve got that down, it’s easy to remember to check with your trust-worthy Bob’s Auto Repair service professional or American made car owner’s manual to find out which automotive fluids to use.

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Bob’s Auto Repair
37959 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, Florida 33542