At Sansone Chrysler Jeep® Dodge RAM, we are a car dealership that makes your satisfaction our number one priority. In that spirit, we provide all our customers with a selection of new and used cars for sale from some of the industry’s top manufacturers and are staffed by a team of automotive experts who are excited to share their vast knowledge. One subject we are often thrilled to talk about is motor fluid maintenance, and how it can affect the quality of your drive.

While gasoline is an important motor fluid, it isn’t the only liquid that keeps your car running. Three additional motor fluids can dramatically influence the quality of your drive, and if you’re not careful, can lead to some costly repairs if not properly maintained. Those fluids are motor oil, coolant, and transmission fluid. Transmission fluid is the lubricant that exists in your transmission and keeps the intricate pieces of this component working together instead of against. That said, over time, grime can build up in the liquid and cause your transmission to work harder, or sometimes eventually break. Many manufacturers recommend you swap out your transmission fluid once every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.

Coolant is a motor fluid found in your radiator, and it has the primary role of keeping your engine cool. If this fluid runs out, you run the risk of overheating your powertrain, which can cause some pretty serious long-term damages. Lastly, motor oil is a lubricant that courses through your entire engine, and like transmission fluid, can build up with grime. Most manufacturers recommend that you swap out your motor oil once every 5,000 to 8,000 miles, but this can vary depending on your vehicle, driving habits, and overall mileage.

Next time you’re in need of service, contact our Dodge service center. Our team of highly skilled technicians serving Staten Island, NY is here to help with any maintenance or repair need you have!