The 5 essential fluids for your car- you need to keep track daily.

Motor vehicles use numerous lubricants and fluids to function properly. Different fluids have different functions but most of them are used to eliminate heat and lubricate different parts of a vehicle. In most cases, these fluids are to be replaced every few months to ensure the efficient functioning of the vehicle.

One can easily avail of such products from Dubai Electronic Wheel Balance & DWB Tyres. They have the widest variety of such fluids. In case you have no idea about these fluids, you can contact the helpline at DWB. They have a group of trained experts who are available 24x7 to talk to the customers regarding any problem they are facing with their vehicle.

The 5 main fluids for car maintenance- be smooth for long term

The five main fluids which are necessary to keep our car running are as follows:-

  1. Engine oil

    This is the most important lubricant for a vehicle. Engine oil results in the smooth functioning of an internal combustion engine. It disperses the heat accumulated and results in the proper functioning of the engine.

    Engine oil is the blood fluid of an engine, without which it will start malfunctioning. This fluid also has a cleaning property that prevents the accumulation of dirt and avoids blockages. One should replace the engine oil after a certain period of time as oil breaks down and loses all of the above-discussed properties over time.

    It is also necessary to use correct grade oil for your engine. The normal service of a refill ranges between 10,000km to 20,000km.

  2. Brake fluid

    Vehicles nowadays use brake fluid to send the application of brake pedal down to the front and rear brakes, which results in the halting of the vehicle.

    Brake fluids are generally silicone-based which gives a solid pedal feel and gears up the temperature rating. Regular braking produces a tremendous amount of heat which is then transferred into the fluid.

    If moisture somehow finds its way into the braking fluid, it would result in soft brake pedals and increased halting distance. One should change his brake fluids every six months so that the brakes perform properly, thus ensuring the driver's safety.

  3. Clutch fluid

    Nowadays most vehicles use a hydraulic clutch system to send the clutch pedal down to the gearbox. This system helps in the smooth and easy operation of gears.

    Clutch fluids are silicone-based fluids too just like the brake fluids. So the principle of the application is the same, i.e., it gives a solid pedal feel and the gear shifts fast.

    Most of the specialists suggest that the clutch fluid should be changed every two years, irrespective of the distance traveled but it can vary from person to person and vehicle to vehicle depending upon its operation.

    The industry standard is to change the clutch and brake fluid at the same time to ensure the proper functioning of both systems.

  4. Engine Coolant

    This system is used to disperse the heat produced by the combustion process in the engine. This system bears a water pump that sends the coolant through passages around the engine and the radiator.

    The heat after being absorbed by the cooling fluid is released in the atmosphere. Sometimes it is even used when the car heater is turned on.

    These engine coolants are marked with colors. The main two colors are green for cast-iron engines and red for alloy-based engines. One should use the correct engine coolant for his engine as the wrong coolant can cause severe damage to the engine making the user bear a huge expense.

    Nowadays manufacturers produce "Long-life" coolants which are either blue, green or red. These coolants perform better than the standard coolants and they don't need to be replaced frequently. Long-life coolants can provide service for 10 years in a single fill.

  5. Transmission fluid

    Transmission fluid functions the same way as engine oil. Its main purpose is to remove the heat, lubricate the parts, and smooth automatic transmissions of the vehicle.

    This fluid can tolerate tremendous amounts of heat and pressure. Some transmissions include a radiator which dissipates the heat away from the moving parts of the vehicle.

    Transmission fluid is normally changed after every 60,000km but in some cases, they do not ever require changing. 


The above-discussed fluids must be replaced as per their given time. Servicing the engine is very costly so failing to change the fluids can bring a huge loss to the owner. One should contact the servicing centers for more information regarding these fluids.

The trained experts at Dubai Electronic Wheel Balance & DWB Tyres have a proper idea about these fluids and can guide you with proper knowledge. They are renowned all over Dubai for providing the widest varieties of car fluids at a very cheaper rate compared to their competitors.