Fluid flushes and how much they cost

Big advances in automotive technology have led to the development of high-tech fluids. This is why you must consider the auto repair shop you have your vehicle serviced at. Do they use quality fluids? Do their flush machines adequately empty the system and replace with all new? What products do they use? How have the different systems in your vehicle changed over the years? Does your favorite auto repair shop stay current in advances in technology and use the proper quality fluids for your vehicle.

Modern cooling systems have changed over the years. For decades they were primarily made out of iron, steel and rubber hoses. There was one kind of coolant that protected these components from corrosion. Now cooling system components are made with various metal alloys and plastics. So it’s important for Rochester drivers to use the right coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won’t protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Of course, our auto repair and maintenance team at Babcock Auto Care can take care of your coolant needs. If you’re concerned you may use the wrong fluid, be safe and have our team at Babcock Auto Care perform a BG flush on your cooling system and start fresh with fresh quality fluid. Click here to learn about the cooling system flush we perform at Babcock Auto Care in Rochester, MN.

When is the last time you had your brake fluid replaced? Brake fluid is confusing for some Rochester drivers. For a very long time, most vehicles used Dot 3 brake fluid. Now we have Dot 4 and Dot 5. Some people mistakenly think the higher numbers are an upgrade. You know, if 3 is good then 4 must be better. That’s not how it works. They are different formulations to meet the requirements of differences in brake systems. Only one of them is recommended for your vehicle. Our team is among Rochester’s best auto repair and maintenance and look forward to helping you with your brake replacement–from rotors, pads, calipers, hoses and brake fluid replacement. To learn more about brake fluid replacement and want to understand quality and cost of a quality flush, click here.

The same upgrades hold true for transmission fluid – with the tremendous engineering advances in automatic transmissions, there have been several new types of fluids developed to protect and lubricate the transmission. Do you have your transmission flushed on schedule to avoid expensive transmission repairs? Do you know how often to have your transmission flushed and what the cost is? Transmission repair is not cheap. A new transmission will cost thousands of dollars. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a service that could protect your transmission while also providing a warranty for peace of mind? Click here to learn about the transmission service we provide in Rochester, MN.

Nowhere are the advances in automotive fluids more evident than in motor oil. Many new weights and formulations have been created to meet the demands of today’s modern engine design. Today’s engines have more parts and much tighter tolerances. Every year, vehicle engines make more power and get better fuel economy. And with all the complication and sophistication, they still have to be durable. That’s where the new grades of engine oil come in. They have to be formulated to lubricate, protect and clean all of those engine parts, big and little. The oil has to be thin enough to get into small passages, yet resistant to vaporization. In Rochester, MN auto repair and maintenance is even more critical because of the severe weather extremes we experience. To learn more about oil changes in Rochester, MN and how much they cost – specifically at Babcock Auto Care, click here.

Your vehicle may have come from the factory with synthetic oil and/or transmission, brake, differential fluid, etc. If so, your recommended service intervals will be based on synthetic-type fluids and you should use the same type when your vehicle is serviced at Babcock Auto Care in Rochester. Our friendly, knowledgeable service advisors can help you understand the differences and which fluids are best for your vehicle.

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