Here are seven fluids you should pay attention to keep your car running right: Oil. Your engine needs oil to keep the moving parts lubricated. Radiator Fluid. The radiator fluid keeps your engine from overheating. Transmission Fluid. Power Steering Fluid. Brake Fluid. Air Conditioning Coolant. Washer Fluid.
A substance that flows, deforms, and changes shape when subject to a force, or stress. It has no fixed shape, but adapts its surface to the shape of its container. Gasses are also fluids, but we will focus on fluids that are mostly incompressible.
In physics, a fluid is a liquid, gas, or other material that continuously deforms (flows) under an applied shear stress, or external force. They have zero shear modulus, or, in simpler terms, are substances which cannot resist any shear force applied to them.
Examples of fluids
Fluid mechanics is the study of fluid behaviour (liquids, gases, blood, and plasmas) at rest and in motion. Fluid mechanics has a wide range of applications in mechanical and chemical engineering, in biological systems, and in astrophysics.
Brake systems are complex entities in which many elements must work together perfectly to ensure safe functioning, even in extreme situations. The brake fluid is an important part of this system because it transfers the pedal force to the brake system through hydraulic pressure. To perform this function, the brake fluid must conform to clearly defined vehicle manufacturer requirements and its composition must be perfectly coordinated to the characteristics of various brake systems.
The six essential fluids that every car needs are engine oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, coolant, power steering fluid, and windshield washer fluid.
The six fluids you should check are Engine oil, Coolant (Antifreeze), Power steering fluid, Brake fluid, Transmission fluid (in an automatic transmission vehicle, not a manual), and Windshield washer fluid. Check these regularly to ensure proper vehicle function and longevity!