What Kind of Fluid Flushes Does My Car Need?

All cars, SUVs, and trucks rely on various fluids to maintain their mechanical systems. As you may know, these liquids don’t last forever. They become ineffective, get dirty, and/or run low over time. Most people don’t change them until it is too late. As a car owner, you need to regularly change them to keep your car components in good, working order. 


Every driver should know about the fluids that their car uses. This way, you can avoid the inconveniences of breakdowns and repairs. Below is a complete list of fluids that requires flushing.

Fuel System Flushing

The industry standard for flushing the fuel system is approximately every 35,000 miles. This cleaning is an intensive process requiring unique tools and should be done by professional technicians.

Brake Fluid Flushing

Typically, brake fluid flushes aren’t the norm. However, if moisture contaminates the brake fluid, or the fluid overheats, it is best to have it flushed. 

Engine Oil Flushing

This service is also widely known as the oil change. Routine oil and filter changes keep the engine running smoothly. When you leave motor oil sitting in your engine for too long, it may clog parts and develop sludge.

Transmission Fluid Flushing

Transmission fluid is a red fluid that keeps your transmission components properly lubricated. Similar to the fuel flush, it is recommended around every 35,000 miles. When getting transmission fluid changed, don’t miss the filter.

Coolant/Radiator Flushing

Overheating is one of the most damaging events that can occur, and coolant prevents it from happening. Coolant flushes keep the radiator running at an optimal level. Most coolants nowadays can handle higher temperatures and offer protection against corrosion. 


After a certain timeframe, your car’s fluids lose their effectiveness. When you need assistance with your fluid services, turn to the experts at Future Auto Service. Please do not hesitate to give our auto repair shop a call or visit today.