Lubricants and fluids
If you want to keep your car running as well as possible, then keeping an eye on the most important fluid levels is essential. Just as humans cannot live without water, a car will not run effectively without oil, brake fluid, and fluids to keep hydraulics moving, and the engine cool. There are several essential fluids in modern cars, and at the RAC we can keep you supplied with the best quality fluids for each system.
Our range of antifreeze includes brands that are designed to work with all modern engines. We also offer transmission oil, engine oil, steering fluid, brake fluid and suspension fluid, as well as other essential liquids to keep your car as healthy as possible.
Choosing the right fluid for each system is essential. Do not make the mistake of assuming that, for example, washer fluid is simply soapy water. You could, in theory, use water and coloured soap, and your car would not blow up instantly, but long-term use of such a simple solution could lead to problems further down the road. Real washer fluid includes extra chemicals such as methanol and ethylene glycol, which improves the cleaning powers of the fluid and stops it from freezing in the winter.
Don't skimp on topping up the fluids in your car. Avoid cheap fluids and oils, and look for long-lasting, high quality solutions.