Fluids

Why it is important to have a radiator flush and fill

Cooling system service
Your vehicle’s radiator is the heart of its cooling system. To function properly, your radiator must be clean, free of leaks, clear of blockages and filled with proper coolant.
Brittain’s trained technicians will
•Perform a coolant system evaluation
• Inspect all hoses
• Remove and replace virtually all of the old coolant

Oil Change

Our full service oil changes start at $39.99 and includes a free $8 exterior car wash at our on-site car wash OR a $3 discount. Our full service oil change includes the following:

Up to 5 quarts of oil. Engines that use more oil there is an upcharge.
• Oil filter
• Lube chassis, if applicable.
• Check and top off each of the following fluids:
o Windshield washer solvent
o Anti-freeze
o Power steering fluid, if applicable.
o Brake fluid
o Clutch fluid, if applicable.
o Transmission fluid, if applicable
o Rear and front differential, if applicable
o Transfer case, if applicable
• Brittain’s Wellness Check ™
• Visually check belts and radiator hoses
• Check engine and cabin air filters
• Check and inflate tires
• Exterior light check
• Lube door hinges
• Clean front and back windows
• Reset oil maintenance/oil life indicator light
• Check wiper blades
And this is all performed in 10 minutes! * We even service cars with skid plates/splash shields with no extra charges. We also have no shop disposal fees or shop supply fees! All prices are as is plus sales tax.
* Some vehicles require additional time

A/C Evac and Recharge

We can help you keep your car cool when the weather heats up with our A/C Recharge Service.

Our trained technicians will:
1. Visually inspect the air conditioning compressor drive belt for damage
2. Visually inspect accessible components for leaks or damage
3. Check the operation of the air conditioning compressor and other air conditioning components
4. Remove refrigerant from the A/C system
5. Vacuum test the system
6. Recharge the air conditioning system using the appropriate refrigerant according to the vehicle manufacturer’s specifications.

Differential / Transfer Case Services

The drivetrain serves two functions: it transfers power evenly from the engine to all drive wheels and it varies the amount of torque. The drivetrain may include the differential, a transfer case (in four-wheel and all-wheel drive cars) and the transmission (see Transmission Services).

Our trained technicians will:
1. Remove old differential and or transfer case fluid.
2. Replaced with new fluid that contains the correct additives to help keep the seals, gears, and bearings operating properly.
3. New fluid is added according to owner’s manual recommendations.

Fluid top off

Power Steering

You can exhibit a number of symptoms when the level of power steering fluid is low in the reservoir. If you are experiencing any of the following problems with your car's power steering, you have us check your fluid levels.

• Noisy steering
• Jerky or jumpy power steering
• Hard to turn the steering wheel
• Screeching steering
• Puddle or stains under the vehicle

Windshield Washer Fluid

At Brittain’s we always check and top off your windshield washer fluid. During winter months, we recommend a solution that is rated to 20 below zero to keep it from freezing on your windshield

Our trained technicians will:
1. Remove old differential and or transfer case fluid
2. Replaced with new fluid that contains the correct additives to help keep the seals, gears, and bearings operating properly.
3. New fluid is added according to owner’s manual recommendations.

Antifreeze

The radiator in your vehicle cools your engine and needs water and coolant (antifreeze) to function. We check and top off antifreeze with each visit.

Brake Fluid

Brake fluid provides hydraulic pressure to actuate your brake system's pistons and provide braking.

Brake fluid provides hydraulic pressure to actuate your brake system’s pistons and provide braking.

Brittain’s checks your brake fluid as part of our 18 point inspection. We will let you know if your break fluid needs changing. You should have your brake fluid changed if the pedal feels “spongy,” or if the brake lines are ever opened up during service. At Brittain’s we examine the brake fluid—it should be yellowish and translucent. If it looks dirty or contaminated, it’s probably due for a change.

Clutch Fluid

Brittain’s checks your clutch fluid as part of our 18 point inspection. We will let you know if your clutch fluid needs changing.

If your clutch has been feeling “spongy” or doesn’t want to fully engage or disengage, you should let Brittain’s know and we will check the fluid levels.

Transmission Fluid

Automatic transmissions have been known to operate smoothly for thousands of miles, which is why it is usually taken for granted by car owners. However, given its limited lifespan, it runs out one day and the resultant friction in the system hinders with the smooth functioning of the car. At Brittain’s we always check transmission fluid levels during our 18 point oil change inspection.

Differential / Transfer Case Services

The drivetrain serves two functions: it transfers power evenly from the engine to all drive wheels and it varies the amount of torque.

The drivetrain may include the differential, a transfer case (in four-wheel and all-wheel drive cars) and the transmission (see Transmission Services).

Our trained technicians will:
1. Remove old differential and or transfer case fluid
2. Replaced with new fluid that contains the correct additives to help keep the seals, gears, and bearings operating properly.
3. New fluid is added according to owner’s manual recommendations.

Transmission Service

The transmission fluid in your transmission, is similar to the oil in your vehicle, over time it can gather deposits from dirt and dust.

To keep your transmission running at top performance and efficiency changing the fluid can help prevent wear and tear on the transmission and will promote smoother shift operation and improved performance.

Our trained technicians will:
• Transmission fluid evaluation
• Remove old transmission fluid and replace with new

Cooling System Service

Your vehicle’s radiator is the heart of its cooling system. To function properly, your radiator must be clean, free of leaks, clear of blockages and filled with proper coolant.

Our trained technicians will:
1. Coolant system evaluation
2. Inspection of all hoses
3. Removal and replacement of virtually all of the old coolant

Fuel Injection Service

Fuel injection cleaning removes deposits from the fuel injection nozzle which clears the way and helps to reduce engine hesitation, increases horsepower, improves emissions and fuel efficiency and repairs performance concerns.

1. Improves fuel efficiency
2. Increases horse power
3. Repairs performance concerns