The Lifeblood of Your Vehicle

What Fluids Run Your Audi?

There are several important fluids that your vehicle needs to keep running smoothly. At every service appointment, we'll perform a complimentary multi-point inspection, during which we will check the fluids. These fluids include oil, radiator fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, air conditioning coolant and washer fluid.

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1. Washer Fluid Reservoir

This may seem like an unnecessary fluid, but if you want to see clearly through your windshield, you don't want to run out of washer fluid. If filling this fluid yourself, it's important to use automotive washer fluid specifically, not just soap and water, as it's formulated to handle bugs and road grime.

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2. Jump Start Points: (+) under the cover

Not necessarily an automotive fluid, but it's important to know where the positive and negative terminals are, should you ever need to jump start your vehicle. Always remember: positive to positive, negative to negative.

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3. Engine Oil Filter Opening

Perhaps one of the most crucial fluids in your engine, oil keeps all the moving parts lubricated. By keeping these parts lubricated, oil helps keep your engine from generating excessive heat. It's recommended that you have your engine oil changed every 5,000 to 10,000 miles.

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4. Sticker* for Engine Oil Specification

This sticker is pretty important, as it tells you exactly what kind of oil your engine needs to run properly. It tells you the viscosity grade required for your vehicle's engine for both cold and hot temperatures.

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5. Coolant Expansion Tank

Also called coolant or antifreeze, radiator fluid keeps your car's engine cool. It's typically made from either ethylene glycol or propylene glycol and is mixed with water. Radiator fluid is important, as your engine can overheat and fail without it.

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6. Brake Fluid Reservoir

Brake fluid is another extremely important component in your vehicle, as it's necessary for your brakes to function properly. When you press the brake pedal, brake fluid turns this force into pressure, transferring it to the front and rear brakes to stop your vehicle. Today, most brake fluids are glycol-ether based.

If you think your Audi needs its fluids checked, contact us today or stop by our dealership at 1215 Griffin Rd Lakeland, FL 33805. We look forward to serving our customers from Lakeland, Tampa and Winter Haven.