Fluid Leaks & Pump Repair in Austin TX
Moving metal parts need lubrication. Without lubrication, parts seize and lock-up. Whether its oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid or engine coolant, a fluid leak is bad news if left unrepaired. In the case of the brake system, a leak can be fatal!
Most automotive systems are closed, meaning the lubrication of the system is not fed from an outside source. Once the lubrication is lost, the system fails.
Almost all automotive systems requiring lubrication use lines, hoses and seals. All of the various parts, systems and pumps in a car are sealed using gaskets, rubber seals and liquid sealers. Many of the lines and hoses are made of rubber.
It is a guarantee that at some point all the seals, gaskets and hoses will wear out and leak. When the leak occurs, naturally the fluid it carries or seals will run out and cause a lack of lubrication to the system.
When the system goes even a short time without lubrication it will fail. Engines, transmissions, power steering systems, a/c compressors, and differentials have failed because a very minor seal or gasket leaked the fluid out. Many people have kicked themselves because a $30.00 repair could have saved them thousands of dollars in major repair costs!
Car owners should never ignore a fluid leak. That small spot on the garage floor can be the beginning of big trouble. Always have leaks checked and immediately repaired. It makes good sense to have your car checked for fluid leaks and repaired at each oil change.
Regular oil changes and system flushes will help prevent fluid leaks. Old, worn out or dirty fluids lose the ability to condition rubber parts. Preventative maintenance will help the rubber parts last longer.