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Getting to Know Your Car's Most Important Fluids

Last updated 3 years ago

Your car’s many moving systems require fluids in order to run smoothly and efficiently. From the fluid that powers your braking system to the motor oil that cools and lubricates your engine, there are many types of fluids that are highly essential to the proper function of your vehicle. To keep your car running great, it is important to check and refill your fluids as needed. Here is a quick tour of some of the most important fluids in your vehicle.

Motor Oil

Motor oil is among the most important fluids in your engine. This automotive fluid is responsible for keeping the various moving components of your engine cooled and lubricated as you drive. To preserve the quality and lifespan of your vehicle, it is essential to change your oil at regularly scheduled intervals. Your mechanic can help you decide when it is best to perform an oil change.


Antifreeze is another vital car fluid. This substance is mixed with water and added to your car’s cooling system. Due to its unique properties, antifreeze is able to prevent your engine from freezing up during very cold weather. To maintain the performance of your car, you should be sure to check your antifreeze levels regularly.

Brake Fluid

Some drivers may be surprised to learn that their car’s brakes rely on fluid. A vehicle’s braking system uses a hydraulic braking system in order to stop the vehicle. If your car is low on brake fluid, the performance and safety of your brakes will become compromised.

At Dekalb Tire, we can help you check and maintain all of the fluid levels in your car. Along with our tire care services, we also offer our satisfied customers in the Buckhead area with a complete range of automotive repairs. To learn more about the terrific products that are in stock at our tire store, give us a call at (404) 252-9895. 


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