How often should I top off my power steering fluid, brake fluid, and coolant?

How often should I top off my car's fluids, like the power steering, brake, and coolant fluids? I want to keep my car in prime condition and I want to do most of the maintenance myself.

Answer
“If you want to save money and make sure your car runs great, changing the fluids regularly is ideal.
To this effect, you should:
  • change your power steering fluid once every three years or every 30,000 miles.
  • change your coolant once every three years or every 30,000 miles.
  • change your brake fluid every two years or every 20,000 miles.
Doing all of these quick, easy maintenance jobs can save you tons of money on maintenance costs while also keeping your car in pristine mechanical condition, whether it’s new or used. If you follow a basic car maintenance schedule, your car will have a long life and take you on many adventures.
While you’re looking into the best ways to care for your vehicle across seasons, you should also consider adding roadside assistance to your car insurance policy. It’s always a good idea to have a backup plan if the worst case happens. Jerry’s partner, Urgently, pays for an Uber if you ever need a tow. They also offer lockout services, tire changes, and jump starts. You can get this peace of mind for only $50 a year.”
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Eric Schad
Answered on Aug 31, 2021
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