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Fluids and Staying Hydrated

Updated 6/17/24:

Keep Your Car Hydrated: The Importance of Fluid Maintenance

At Robert’s Collision & Repair, serving Monterey County since 1996, we believe that maintaining your vehicle’s health is as important as taking care of your own. Just like how health experts recommend drinking eight glasses of water a day to keep your body in top shape, your car requires various fluids to run smoothly and efficiently. In this blog, we will dive into the importance of regular fluid maintenance and how our services can keep your car running like new.

Why Fluid Maintenance is Crucial

Your car relies on several types of fluids to function properly. These include:

  • Gasoline: Powers your engine and keeps your car moving.
  • Engine Oil: Lubricates the engine components to prevent wear and tear.
  • Coolant (Radiator Fluid): Keeps the engine from overheating.
  • Brake Fluid: Ensures your brakes work effectively.
  • Transmission Fluid: Lubricates the transmission and ensures smooth gear shifts.

Over time, these fluids can become contaminated with dirt, debris, and other impurities. Regularly flushing and replacing these fluids helps to remove the "gunk" and ensures your vehicle remains in optimal condition.

The Role of Radiator Coolant

One of the most critical fluids in your car is the radiator coolant. This fluid prevents your engine from overheating and protects it from corrosion. However, if left unchanged for too long, the coolant itself can become corrosive. This happens because the static charge of the engine can make the fluid acidic, which in turn can eat away at the aluminum pipes, leading to significant engine damage.

The Dangers of Neglecting Coolant Maintenance

Failing to maintain your radiator coolant can result in:

  • Engine Overheating: Without proper cooling, your engine can overheat, leading to breakdowns and costly repairs.
  • Corrosion: Acidic coolant can corrode engine parts, compromising the integrity of your vehicle.
  • Major Malfunctions: Damaged engine components can lead to serious and expensive mechanical issues.

Benefits of Coolant Service

  • Prevents Overheating: Ensures your engine stays within safe temperature ranges.
  • Protects Engine Components: Prevents corrosion and extends the lifespan of your engine.
  • Improves Performance: Keeps your engine running efficiently, providing you with a smoother driving experience.

Our State-of-the-Art Facility

At Robert’s Collision & Repair, we take pride in our 26,000 square foot, fully-equipped facility. We use cutting-edge technology, including computerized estimating with digital photo imaging, two Chief frame machines, a Chief Genesis electronic laser frame measuring machine, a gas-heated curing paint booth, and a computerized paint mixing system. As the first and only green shop in the area using waterborne paint, we are committed to providing high-quality, eco-friendly services.

Contact Us

Don't wait until your car shows signs of trouble. Schedule your coolant service today and take advantage of our special offer. Call us at 831-373-1534 to book an appointment for a Coolant Service, Oil Change, or Full System Flush. Your car, much like your body, will thank you when it gets the care and attention it needs to stay "hydrated" and running smoothly.

Robert’s Collision & Repair is proud to serve Monterey, Seaside, Carmel, Salinas, Pacific Grove, Carmel Valley, Pebble Beach, Marina, and surrounding areas. Providing dealership-level service at main street prices, we are dedicated to repairing damaged vehicles back to their factory pre-loss condition and I-Car standards. Visit us today to experience our ZERO COMEBACK POLICY and become part of our family of satisfied customers.


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