February is Heart & Stroke Month 

 The engine is the heart of your vehicle

Your heart is the engine of your body

Heart, Stroke, Red, BlackWe at Ron Hodgson Chevrolet have chosen to share 4 coupons below for fluid flushes for your vehicles longevity. 

For each coupon shown at the time of your service we are donating $10.00 for each coupon to Heart & Stroke Foundation

 (Coupons expire March 31, 2021) 

In many cases, vehicle owners are not aware that their vehicle contains a lot of fluid in it besides oil. These fluids are for the transmission, engine cooling (coolant), power steering fluid, brake fluid, fuel injection systems and rear-differential flush. It’s important that you take care of all the fluids in your vehicle, to ensure the operational longevity of your vehicle to ensure you receive the biggest return on investment with your vehicle purchase and the maintenance of it with these fluid flushes.

The body is a complicated machine, full of weird systems and confusing names for confusing parts. So let’s make the topic of blood circulation a bit simpler. The blood circulatory system—also known as the cardiovascular system—consists of the heart and all the blood vessels that run throughout the entire body. Arteries carry blood away from the heart, while the veins transport it back. There are two additional circulatory systems that comprise the cardiovascular system that you need to know about. These are the systemic and pulmonary systems. Systemic circulation is what transports oxygen and nutrient-rich blood through our arteries to our organs, tissues (that includes our muscles) and cells. When it releases those vital substances, it takes on carbon dioxide and other waste substances (like lactic acid). Now low in oxygen, the blood is collected by the veins and transported back to the heart. Pulmonary circulation occurs when we breathe in fresh oxygen and enter the bloodstream, while carbon dioxide is simultaneously released from the blood.

And so the cycle continues: The heart acts as a pump, transporting oxygenated blood to our organs, then carrying deoxygenated blood from our organs back to the lungs to get oxygenated again.

Why we invite you to consider changing your vehicle’s fluids?

Depending on the type of vehicle you own, there may be different guidelines for which types of fluids you need. If you’re not entirely confident about what your vehicle needs, regular checkups at your local auto shop can help you make sure you’re up to date. As a general rule, here are some of the things you should be aware of.

Transmission Fluid

Most automotive experts recommend getting a transmission fluid and filter change roughly every 60,000 kms. It’s also helpful to check the level and general condition of your transmission fluid more often than that, as frequently as once per month. Since transmissions run so hot, they can break down the fluid quickly.

It’s time for new transmission fluid when it gets too low, is a dark color, or it smells burnt. Waiting too long can cause the fluid to fill up with debris that will require a full transmission flush. Have a professional do this so they can confirm that your transmission is still in good health. We use full synthetic fluid in our transmission flushes. 

Coolant Flushes

Coolant helps your engine stay protected when temperatures are too hot or too cold. Older fluid loses its ability to regulate temperature, which leaves the engine vulnerable to potential damage.

This fluid is also critically important because it can help prevent internal engine parts from getting corroded. Drain and replace it every two years or even more frequently.

Brake Fluid

Most people neglect this service until there’s a problem with their braking system. To prevent problems from arising and help your system last longer, we recommend having the brake fluid changed every two or three years.

Drive Line 

This area of your vehicle breaks down into three distinct sections that require their own specific fluid change intervals. The three parts are called the transmission, the differential, and depending on whether your vehicle is four wheel drive or all wheel, the final part is the transfer box. We use full synthetic fluid for all drive line replacement fluid

Why Heart & Stroke 

  • Every year, 62,000 strokes occur in Canada. It is the leading cause of death and a cause of disability.

Strokes occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked either by a clogged or burst blood vessel.

  • Every year, 35,000 cardiac arrests occur in Canada. The vast majority happen in public places or the home and few people survive. But survival rates double if someone does CPR

Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. Blood and oxygen cannot flow into the body’s vital organs.

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