radiator fluidOil is the lifeblood of your new or used GMC Truck in Thunder Bay ON.  Most everyone knows that. So, if you are planning a road trip or just doing your best to diligently maintain your new GMC truck in Canada, you will want to remember to handle all things related to your engine oil.  According to one source found online in our research on behalf of your GMC Truck Dealer in Thunder Bay, “You don’t need to be a car expert to know that oil is critical for an engine. It lubricates moving components like the pistons, crankshaft, and camshaft so they can move smoothly without friction. Oil should be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. If you’ve gotten an oil change within that range, use the dipstick to check the oil condition and fill level. If it’s black, gritty, or below the minimum, get it checked out right away.”

Also, remember that thought the abovementioned standard interval is 3,000-5,000 miles between changes, you will want to check with your GMC Truck dealer or manual for your actual make and model since some will allow you to go even longer that this number of miles before bothering with your next oil change.

Radiator fluid is another key fluid in your GMC Truck in Thunder Bay. “Engines produce a lot of heat and the radiator keeps it cool. Radiator fluid, also known as coolant or antifreeze, works to extract heat from the engine and dissipate it through the radiator.”  If you allow this level to get too low, your GMC truck is in danger of overheating.  It is also advised to have the system flushed every 50,000 miles.  While you are keeping check on your GMC Thunder Bay Truck fluids, don’t forget the brake fluid.  “When you push the brake pedal, fluid—yes, fluid—compresses inside the brake lines, forcing the brake pads to clamp on the rotors and slow your car. If you ever notice that the pedal feels spongy or has extra travel, the fluid may be contaminated. Be sure to top off the brake fluid if necessary, and flush it every 36,000 miles.”