Know Your Vehicle!

Proper maintenance and care will increase the performance of your vehicle and extend its life expectancy!  Maintaning your vehicle will help avoid costly repairs in the future.

If you notice any fluid stains or puddles underneath your vehicle, then it might be a good idea to have it checked in the near future. There are a number of fluids that can leak from your vehicle, with many of them leading to a possible breakdown and expensive repair, if neglected.  Remember, your vehicle is a machine.  Becoming familiar with the type of fluid your machine requires to operate properly will help you know what kind of fluid leak that you might be experiencing and what system may be affected by the leak.

Some leaks are obvious, while others may play "hide and seek" with you.  Knowing what to look for and where to look can help you avoid a costly repair, as long as you find it in time.  Below are some helpful hints about the type of fluids used in today's vehicles, as well as various colors and other characteristics to help you identify them.  We also talk about other maintenance issues you should be aware of to help properly maintain your car. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your vehicle's maintenance, please feel free to call Acrylic Designs at (315) 363-1116.

TIP: If you can't find the location of the leak on your vehicle, place fresh newspapers under the vehicle overnight and check them in the morning. Bring your vehicle and the newspaper with the fluid back to us at Acrylic Designs as that may help us identify and locate the leak.

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Engine Oil
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Antifreeze / Coolant
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Clear Water
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Brake Fluid
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Transmission Fluid
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Diesel Fuel
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Power Steering Fluid
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Windshield Washer Fluid
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Gasoline
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Gear Oil
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Battery Acid
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Shock and Strut Fluid
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Wheel Alignment
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How important is wheel alignment?
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What are the "symptoms" of a vehicle with incorrect alignment?
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How often should I have my vehicle aligned?
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Transmission Fluid Exchange (Automatic)
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Cooling System Fluid Exchange
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Air Conditioning Service
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Fuel Injection Cleaning Service
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Top Engine Cleaning Service
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Changing Your Air Filter
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Changing Your Cabin Air Filter
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Fuel Filter Replacement
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Brake Service
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Brake Fluid Exchange
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Power Steering Fluid Exchange
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Timing Belt Replacement
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Vision Alignment
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Manual Transmission Exchange
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Differential Gear Oil / Fluid Exchange
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Transfer Case Fluid Exchange (4x4 vehicles)
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Belts and Hose Replacement Service
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Tire Rotation and Balance
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Wiper Blades
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Battery Replacement

 

 

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2365 Genesee Street, Canastota, NY   13032
315-363-1116