Tips to Check the Liquids Before a Trip

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Liquids in vehicles are like blood in living beings, it is necessary for the proper functioning of all the components of the vehicle, paying attention will cause us to detect problems derived from the vehicle more quickly.

For example, it is vital that when we travel, the coolant circuit contains enough coolant so that the vehicle can withstand the entire journey without overheating. This overheating usually involves very expensive repairs, such as changing cylinder head gaskets, the cylinder head itself, or discarding the entire engine block assembly.

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That is why we must take into account the different liquids of the vehicle:

1) Oil: the oil is the engine and turbo lubricant that the parts used to reduce friction. Ether we are facing a brake system leak that can leave us without brakes or they are about to end the life of the brake pads brake, for this we must review it, we leave here the previous one where we explain how to do it.

In the video, you can see how it should be between two values, one is the minimum, and the other is the maximum.

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2) Coolant: the coolant is responsible for the movement of the liquid through a pump that drives the liquid inside the engine block, passing through it and going outside to an exchanger or radiator, which shuffles the temperature and will return enter the engine to be in continuous heat movement.

Coolants should always use under the specifications of the vehicle since the materials of which the engines made are no metal parts, thus increasing their efficiency, reducing consumption, and increasing the duration of the engine parts.

The oil change should make as a recommendation before the kilometers that mark us at the most, and this will also consume less fuel on a long trip.

All these parts must lubricate to avoid engine failures, in the video, we show at the bottom of the page, you can see the oil level.

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3) Brake fluid: This fluid circulates through a closed circuit, is responsible for pushing the brake pad cylinder to make braking effective, also in vehicles with drums on the back of the vehicle, pushes a piston that expands the brake shoes which causes brake friction with the drums.

If the brake fluid underwent variations, we recommend consulting the user manual in case of doubt.

This liquid must be between the maximum and the minimum, and we must check it regularly to see if there are consumptions of coolant.

Many of the problems that occur with car fluids are avoided with a good weekly or monthly check to learn more about our vehicle.

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