Fluids & Flushes

Fluids & Flushes service involves replacing old, contaminated fluids in various vehicle systems with fresh fluids to ensure optimal performance and longevity of these systems.

Fluids & Flushes explained

Fluids & Flushes refer to the maintenance service that involves draining and replacing the fluids in different vehicle systems.

This includes engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, and power steering fluid. Over time, these fluids degrade and become contaminated, which can lead to decreased performance, efficiency, and potentially damage the system they're designed to protect.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we perform comprehensive fluids and flushes services, ensuring that all fluids are at the correct levels and are replaced according to the manufacturer's recommendations, using high-quality, compatible fluids for each specific vehicle system.

When or why do you need it?

Regular Fluids & Flushes Service is essential to maintain the health and efficiency of your vehicle's various systems.

These services are typically recommended based on mileage or time intervals specified by the vehicle manufacturer. For example, transmission fluid might need to be replaced every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, while coolant might need a flush and replacement every 30,000 miles or so. Keeping up with these maintenance tasks is crucial to prevent wear and tear, overheating, and corrosion within these systems.

At Gateway Auto - Service & Collision Center, we provide thorough fluid management services to ensure your vehicle's systems are well-maintained, which helps in extending the life of your vehicle and preventing costly repairs down the line.

How can Gateway Auto help?

We believe quality shouldn’t break the bank. We understand the financial strain unexpected repairs can bring, so we provide competitive rates and financing without compromising on the quality of our top-notch repairs backed by a 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty.

Easy, hassle-free experience

Booking an appointment with Gateway Auto is as easy as a few clicks or a phone call with our friendly team. Our new online booking system lets you schedule your visit at your convenience, eliminating the hassle of complicated scheduling processes.

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Our technicians don't just tell you what's wrong, they'll show you. We'll never authorize without your approval. View your digital inspection, get text updates from our team, and even pay on your phone.

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We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty for mechanical service

How can we help?

An FAQ section can only get you so far. Still have questions or want more information than what's provided in our FAQs? Our friendly team of experts is happy to help.

Frequently asked questions

If it's a car, we'll fix it. If it's a question, we'll answer it.

Can topping off my fluid replace a fluid flush?

Topping off your power steering fluid is not a substitute for a proper power steering fluid flush. While topping off the fluid can temporarily address low fluid levels, it doesn't address the underlying issues that a fluid flush aims to resolve like contaminants, fluid breakdown, air entrapment and more.

How often should I get a power steering fluid flush?

We recommend getting a power steering fluid flush every 30,000 to 60,000 miles or as per your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. Regular flushing helps prevent system wear and failure.

Can I combine differential fluid exchange with other maintenance tasks?

Absolutely! In fact, it is often wise to combine differential fluid exchange with other routine maintenance tasks to save time and ensure your vehicle is up-to-date on regularly scheduled maintenance.

What happens if I drive my vehicle with old or contaminated differential fluid?

Driving with old or contaminated differential fluid can lead to increased friction, wear, and potential damage to differential components.

What is it like to have your car fixed or maintained at Gateway Auto?

Trusted, efficient and designed to keep you moving. We go the extra mile to make sure you're comfortable and confident throughout the entire repair process.

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Book online or speak with our friendly staff

Use our handy online scheduling tool to instantly book an appointment at any of our locations today.

Or, give our friendly and knowledgeable team a call to find a time and plan that works for you.

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Drop-off, courtesy car or wait

Three flexible options while we service your vehicle, so your life doesn't come to a halt.

Worried about leaving your car and having nothing to drive? We have courtesy cars to ease your mind. We also offer pick-up and drop-off service if we run out of courtesy cars.

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One on one review

We can send your digital inspection to you via text or email so that you can see pictures and videos of your vehicle through the eyes of our mechanics.

We clearly communicate with you during your repairs and educate you on your options throughout the process. We will never sell you anything you don't need.

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We clean your ride

Get back on the road looking as good as new. With every service, your vehicle will get a final check and complimentary carwash from our quality assurance team.

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Drive with peace of mind

We stand by our work. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 24 month, 24,000 mile nationwide warranty and flexible, interest free financing.

All your automotive needs under one roof

Gateway Auto offers service, collision, fleet and quality vehicle sales under the same trusted brand to ensure you stay on the road with a team by your side.

After their first visit, our average customer has been returning to Gateway Auto for more than 10 years

Don't just take our word for it, check out our reviews and see what our customers have to say about the Gateway Auto experience.

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Service Center

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Service Center

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Service Center

"For people that are anxious about getting their vehicles serviced, Gateway is the antidote. Clear and accurate information about what you need done and quality work at fair prices. Dealership level service, environment and professionalism. A ray of sunshine in an industry that can be cloudy."

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Service Center