Your Corner Wrench: Flushing away your vehicle problems, or your money?
|driving.ca 14 Sep 2021 at 16:28|
It doesn’t matter what type of service facility you and your vehicle frequent. Be it a small indie shop, a national franchise centre, or a factory dealership, you’ve probably been asked if you’d like to have any number of fluid flushes and treatments done during a regular service visit.
It’s become so common that most automakers provide information in their owners’ manuals stating that no chemical flushes are required to maintain the warranty — and that they are not recommended by the manufacturer. Very few customers who got hit with the upsell at the service counter ever had any concern with their transmission fluid, or power steering or brake fluids. Still, these days, there are several changes in auto design and production that throw even more questions at the supposed value of power-flushing.