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Check My Fluids is an educational site offered to you for entertainment and learning. A site which helps you perform maintenance on your car.
Use this site at your own risk. CheckMyFluids is a Limited Liabilities Corporation. (LLC) and assumes no risk or liability if this information is misused, or performed improperly.
When performing maintenance, always set the parking brake, put the car in Park, and turn off the engine before checking fluids, or proceeding with the maintenance. If in doubt, consult a mechanic, and never create sparks or flames near or over gasoline or an open top battery.
Be smart, be careful and when in doubt – DON’T DO IT!
For over 18 years I have taught automotive courses at local technical colleges, and after one class was completed, the Dean’s secretary asked;
“Why don’t you offer a course for beginners? A basic maintenance course for people who have never opened the hood on their car. You know–a course for people who don’t even know how to open their hood, let alone check fluids, battery and so forth.”
Well, now we did it! Over the past 14 years, this course, Check My Fluids has been taught at 3 or 4 colleges. And over those years we’ve added more procedures and repairs that students wanted to learn.
And too, like all teachers and educators, I watched as education and training exploded and grew online. So this course is now available to you, for FREE, and uses original material from our college courses. It is also presented with and enhanced with online sites and links.
When we (Check My Fluids) recommend a site or link, note we do NOT receive any compensation from that company, nor do we imply, state or guarantee your experience will be the same as ours.
Note this blog has no advertisement, no commercial intent, and is offered free as education and entertainment; termed “edutainment”.
Also, as students brought more and more hybrids and electric cars to class, they wondered if maintenance issues had been eliminated.
Preventive maintenance only changed, since many components have remained the same–like the fluids, tires and wipers. So YES, hybrids and electric cars still use tires, engine oil, and windshield washer fluid and those components will require maintenance.
As well, many people have older cars, and maintenance is more important than ever because components and parts wear out as the miles accumulate.
If you’re a mechanic, this site isn’t for you, because you’ll already know most of this stuff. But look around anyway and check out our links. It’s always surprising what you can learn from the reviewing the basics.
So c’mon people… Have some fun, put the ‘pedal to the metal’ and take a spin around our site.
Be sure to read the disclaimers, and safety warnings because we cannot, and will not be liable for misuse or mistakes made by beginners.
Please, feel free to link to this site. No permission is necessary, we do not mind in the least. We are here to help.
CheckMyFluids is a subsidiary of, and owned and operated by Complete Automotive Maintenance (CAM ) and is a free site to casual users, termed, ‘students’.