Thursday, July 1, 2010

Vehicle Inspections Reveal Motorists Falling Behind on Fluid Maintenance

Vehicle inspections conducted for the Aftermarket Automotive Industry Association’s National Car Care Month revealed a significant number of motorists falling behind on fluid maintenance, including motor oils, coolants, transmission fluids and brake fluids. Almost three out of 10 vehicles (27 percent) had low, overfull or dirty motor oil, 26 percent had low, leaky or dirty coolant and 21 percent had low, overfull or burnt transmission fluid. Inspections also revealed 17 percent had problems with their washer fluid and power steering fluid and about 13 percent had problems with their brake fluid.