Historically, fluid services intervals have been specified by the OEM. These recommendations are based on mileage and time, or in other words; time-in-service. Time-in-service preventative maintenance recommendations are better than no recommendation; but they do not take in account such variables as:
- Specific vehicle condition driving conditions
- Customer drivings habits
- Type of driving (city, highway, off road, and/or towing)
- Road conditions
- Age and condition of the vehicle
All of these variables can have a significant impact on fluid life. Therefore, a combination of time-in-service and condition based analysis provides a much more complete method for establishing and recommending fluid change services.
Our Instant Lubricant Diagnostics™ and Vital Fluid Analysis™ Report Cards are simple and easy to use tools that show when a fluid services are needed. In a matter of minutes, a technician can test and analyze the condition of the following fluids:
- Transmission Fluids
- Power steering Fluids
- Brake Fluids
- Differential Fluids
- Transfer Case Fluids
- Crankcase Oil
The scientific test results are shown on a convenient Report Card that can be reviewed with the customer in a format that is simple to present and easy to understand.