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The Right Automotive Fluids For Cincinnati Drivers

September 17, 2014

What grade of oil should I use?

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Cincinnati drivers. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won’t work as well for Cincinnati drivers and could even cause damage.

In addition to new grades of engine oil, many SUVs now leave the factory with synthetic oil. Cincinnati motorists should always use the grade recommended by their vehicle manufacturer  and type of oil in their engine.

All coolant, also called antifreeze, used to be green. Now there are several other colors of coolant sold at Tuffy Auto Service Center Cincinnati in Cincinnati. Each type is designed to protect the cooling system components that are particular to your vehicle. The wrong stuff can void your SUV cooling system warranty and could even cause engine damage.

Most passenger vehicles on Cincinnati roads today use either DOT 3, DOT 4 or DOT 5 brake fluid. Your SUV power brake system is specifically designed to use ONE of these types – you need the right one. Higher numbers do not necessarily mean a higher, upgraded fluid.

Now, the important thing is knowing that your vehicle requires specific grades and types of fluids and that using the right fluids is good and using the wrong ones is bad. Once you’ve got that down, it’s easy to remember to check with your friendly Tuffy Auto Service Center Cincinnati tech or SUV owner’s manual to find out which automotive fluids to use.

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Tuffy Auto Service Center Cincinnati
513-683-5060
9401 Fields-Ertel
Cincinnati, Ohio 45249
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