Owning a vehicle means you always have plenty to worry about, especially when it comes to the various fluids that help the vehicle run smoothly. Did you know that there are at least four fluids in every vehicle that should be monitored regularly? Let’s take a look at the four vehicle fluids you should never ignore in your new Jeep® SUV so you don’t have to worry about running low the next time you hit the road.


Coolant is one of the most important fluids you should monitor. Why? Coolant mixes with water to prevent the radiator in your vehicle from freezing in the winter and overheating in the summer. Coolant helps to change the temperature of water based on the time of the year, making it harder to boil water or harder to freeze water.

Transmission Fluid

The transmission fluid of your vehicle should be monitored closely from the minute you drive off the lot at Gesswein Motors. Our experienced service technicians recommend replacing the transmission fluid of your vehicle every 50,000 miles. Waiting until 100,000 or 150,000 can do damage to the transmission that you don’t want to have to deal with.

Engine Oil

The engine oil is another important fluid that should not be ignored. Many car owners let their engine oil get too low or too old before replacing it. It’s important to note when your oil has been changed so that you don’t let it sit for too long. Engine oil should be replaced every three months or 3,000 to 5,000 miles.

Brake Fluid

The brakes on your vehicle are incredibly vital to your safety. Not only do you need to have them replaced when the pads are low, but you also need to monitor the brake fluid in your car. This fluid helps the brakes operate at efficient levels. When you notice it takes a lot of pressure to use your vehicle’s brake pedal then it might be time to replace the brake fluid.

Bring your vehicle to the service department at Gesswein Motors in Milbank, SD to have your vehicle serviced and all fluids checked.