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Car repairs: 25 tips to avoid going to the garage

Espresso Logo By Daphne MacDonald of Espresso | Slide 2 of 26: You should check your fluid levels at least once a month. “This is easily the most preventative maintenance task you can do yourself,” says Taylor Martin in an article for CNET. So, once a month, check the levels for the engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Also, check the engine coolant levels every six months. And if any of these fluid levels are low, you can quickly fill them up on your own.

How to check fluid levels

You should check your fluid levels at least once a month. “This is easily the most preventative maintenance task you can do yourself,” says Taylor Martin in an article for CNET. So, once a month, check the levels for the engine oil, brake fluid, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid. Also, check the engine coolant levels every six months. And if any of these fluid levels are low, you can quickly fill them up on your own.

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