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Types of Engine Fluids | Terry Lee Honda | Avon, IN

Servicing your car can be daunting enough, but when it comes to your engine, things can feel even more complicated and confusing. The engine in your vehicle is an amazing example of human engineering - which is another way of saying there’s a lot going on with an engine, and it can get overwhelming.

 

There are a few fluids in your engine that are absolutely essential to the health of vehicle. Here’s a quick list of the ones you need to keep an eye on:

MOTOR OIL

WHAT DOES OIL DO FOR YOUR VEHICLE?


Valvoline™ motor oil lubricates engine components and helps stop metal parts from grinding against one another. It also helps stop deposits from forming on engine components by holding contaminants in suspension.


WHAT CAN GO WRONG?


Over time, oil gets dirty. When dirt accumulates in oil, it can become more viscous and abrasive, less effective in lubricating and cause more wear to your engine.


BENEFITS


How Regular Oil Changes Help Your Vehicle
  • Helps fight the four major causes of engine breakdown: Heat, Deposits, Sludge, Friction
  • Provides engine protection at startup
  • Helps maintain your vehicle's warranty
Product Features and Benefits
  • SynPower Full Synthetic motor oil helps protect against: Heat, Deposits and Wear
  • Provides excellent engine cleanliness through superior sludge and varnish protection
  • Helps reduce engine wear at high temperatures with improved viscosity stability
  • Provides outstanding high-temperature protection under severe driving conditions
  • Provides superior cold-temperature protection through faster oil flow at startup
  • Formulated with anti-wear additives that stay in your oil longer for outstanding protection against friction and wear
  • Helps maintain fuel efficiency for the life of the oil*
* Applies to 0W-20, 5W-20, 5W-30 and 10W-30 grades


MILEAGE INTERVAL


Your owner's manual may provide different oil change intervals for both regular driving and severe driving.
Roughly 70% of drivers fall under severe driving conditions. Severe driving conditions include stop-and-go driving, consistent idling, pulling, towing, dusty environment or high or low ambient temperatures*.

Always consult your vehicle's owner's manual for your manufacturer's oil change mileage interval recommendation.

BRAKE FLUID

WHAT CAN GO WRONG?


Old brake fluid absorbs moisture, reducing your car's stopping power and causes corrosion, sluggish brake response and premature failure.


BENEFITS


Brake Fluid Service using Valvoline™ Professional Series products:
  • Helps maintain maximum stopping power by removing contaminated fluid
  • Cleans the entire brake system
  • Replenishes the system with new premium dry formula to protect against moisture


MILEAGE INTERVAL FOR BRAKE FLUID REPLACEMENT


Many vehicle manufacturers recommend fluid replacement at regular intervals to maintain vehicle performance. Please consult your owner’s manual for specific manufacturer recommendations.


GUARANTEE


Valvoline Professional Series Brake Fluid Service is backed by a Valvoline Lifetime Guarantee with up to $4,000 parts and labor coverage*. See complete terms and conditions on this Limited Lifetime Guarantee at valvolineserviceplus.com.

POWER STEERING FLUID

WHAT CAN GO WRONG?


Buildup in old fluid can cause stiff steering, squealing, fluid leaks and eventual system failure.


BENEFITS OF POWER STEERING SERVICE


Power Steering Service using Valvoline™ Professional Series products:
  • Helps to achieve optimal steering performance by cleaning away damaging deposits with specially formulated detergents
  • Replace old fluid with a premium full synthetic power steering fluid
Please remember to consult your owner’s manual for any specific manufacturer recommendations.


POWER STEERING SERVICE GUARANTEE


A Valvoline Professional Series Power Steering Service is backed by a Valvoline Lifetime Guarantee with up to $4,000 parts and labor coverage*. See complete terms and conditions on this Limited Lifetime Guarantee at valvolineserviceplus.com.

TRANSMISSION FLUID

Automatic transmission fluid provides hydraulic power to perform transmission functions, such as shifting gears. It also lubricates and cools internal components.


WHAT CAN GO WRONG?


Transmission fluid degrades and breaks down (wears out) with use, and poor quality fluid or condition can lead to shudder or harsh shifting.


BENEFITS

 
  • Help maximize longevity of transmission
  • Help maintain optimal transmission performance and driving quality
  • Help prevent possible costly transmission repairs


BENEFITS OF Honda GENUINE AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID

 
  • Lower viscosity for improved fuel efficiency
  • Low oxidation rate for improved long-term stability
  • Optimal shift quality and proper torque converter lockup through a wide range of driving conditions and over long usage
  • Easier engine starting (thanks to reduced torque converter drag)
  • Friction modifiers that provide anti-shudder protection, resulting in smoother shifting, even in extreme operating conditions
  • Smoother shifting in cold weather, while still keeping excellent lubricating qualities, and proper pressure during hot weather operation
  • Special anti-wear characteristics that help protect the transmission from corrosion and excessive wear, stretching service life
  • Special additives that help protect and extend the life of seals and O-rings
  • Using a fluid other than Honda Genuine transmission fluid may adversely affect the operation and durability of the transmission and damage it
* Vehicle coverage varies based on mileage at time of first service. Coverage takes effect after 500 miles. Taxes, miscellaneous fees, core changes & diagnostics not covered.

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8693 East US Highway 36
Avon, IN 46123
Phone: (317) 272-1000

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