|Tips and Tricks for fluids
|Dispose of used motor oil at local auto service facilities or at some retail car part stores. Never pour it down a drain, put it in the garbage, or put it in your home's heating oil tank. One quart of oil can contaminate 2 million gallons of water. It's your responsibility not to poison the water supply.
|It's often difficult to pour oil into the engine without spills. You can use an unwaxed paper cup as a funnel by poking a hole at the bottom and pouring the oil into the large opening of the cup.
|If the oil light comes on, stop the car immediately. The loss of oil pressure can be caused by lack of oil or the failure of the oil pump. Running a car without oil pressure can destroy the engine within minutes.
|Brake fluid is the most often overlooked safety item in a car. It can accumulate moisture which contaminates the fluid and deteriorates the components. Have our shop flush your brake fluid every 2 years or 30,000 miles.