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Fluid Changes

Fluid Changes in Fairbanks

Yes, you put gas in your car to get where you need to go, but a series of other fluids keep your car going behind the scenes. It is easy to forget these fluids, and we are happy to work with you to change your fluids in regular intervals, choose the correct fluids, and prevent serious damage to your vehicle.

Offering fluid changes in Fairbanks, North Pole, and for personnel at Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base, our ASE-certified mechanics at Pearson Auto keep your vehicle in excellent condition.

Why Are Fluids Important?

There are several fluids flowing through your vehicle that power the engine, lubricate the engine, cool the engine, lubricate the transmission, create pressure in your power steering system, generate brake pressure, and clean your windshields. These fluids are essential to the performance of your vehicle because the car will not run when it is dry. If you tried to drive without any of these fluids, you would cause severe damage in a short time.

Fluid Services

At Pearson Auto, we offer a range of fluid changes, including:

Oil changes should occur around every 3000 to 5000 miles depending on what your manufacturer recommends. Transmission fluid should be changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Brake fluid should be replaced around every 20,000 miles, and power steering fluid should be replaced about every 50,000 miles. We will let you know when it is time for a change and check your fluid levels during each visit.

It is also important to top off your coolant and washer fluid. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, we’ll handle it.

Common Issues Caused by Low Fluid Levels

When customers visit our shop with low fluid levels, there are serious issues that could occur. If you notice any of these problems, take time to come in for an inspection:

Can You Check Your Fluids?

Yes. You can check your fluid levels, but you must understand that the oil, transmission, and power steering dipsticks are very hot when you have been driving. If you believe the levels are low, come to the shop as soon as possible. You can see how much coolant and washer fluid are in the car, and we will help you choose the right mixture. You might need special fluids due to the extreme weather conditions we experience in Alaska. 

Routine Fluid Changes at Pearson Auto

Visit Pearson Auto for fluid changes in Fairbanks at any time, and we will give you a loaner if you need it, a second opinion on estimates you received elsewhere, and a 5-year/50,000 mile warranty with every repair or service. 

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