04 Mar The JJ’s Custom Import Repair, Inc. Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle
The automotive professionals at JJ’s Custom Import Repair, Inc. would like to give Jacksonville motorists an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday – and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace.
The Jacksonville do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do not actually harm their Japanese Import with the wrong type of fluid. That is why so many Florida car owners rely on the advice of their hones JJ’s Custom Import Repair, Inc. service professional to not only get the correct family of fluids, but to suggest the formulation that is best for their car and their driving habits in the Jacksonville area.
Let’s start with engine oil. Orange Park motorists who have been paying attention, will have noticed a number of new oil weights on the Florida scene in the last several years. Modern engines are built to much tighter tolerances and have very complicated valve trains. The oil must be thin enough to lubricate complicated parts when the engine is cold. The weight of an oil is expressed in terms like 20-W-50 or 5-W-30. The auto manufacturers recommend the weight of oil for each vehicle they make. The recommendation is based on engine design. Your Jacksonville service center will know what weight your auto manufacturer recommends – and it’s important to follow those recommendations. Your technician at JJ’s Custom Import Repair, Inc. can also offer suggestions for special formulations and can tell you all about conventional and synthetic oils.
Antifreeze, or engine coolant, is another area that has become more complicated. For a long time, auto manufacturers only recommended a couple of different types of coolant. Now, several different formulations are needed because of the high-tech materials that automobile manufacturers are using to build the cooling system. Using the wrong type of coolant in your Japanese Import or other vehicle can actually void your warranty, so it’s essential to get that right.
Transmission fluid is becoming specialized for Jacksonville vehicles as well. New transmission designs have particular requirements that require specific formulations. Recently, new, somewhat confusing, standards for brake fluid have also been released.
Not too long ago, there was a good chance that all of the vehicles at your Jacksonville house would use many of the same fluids. However, as automotive technology advances, the array of basic automotive fluids Florida car owners need will grow. And, some of the formulations will cost a little more for Jacksonville car owners. Fortunately, JJ’s Custom Import Repair, Inc. will continue to update their training to keep pace with technology so that you’ll get the right fluids your car needs. It’s all part of the commitment we make to your driving peace of mind.