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September, 2012 – As the days get shorter, your car’s lights become even more important. Now’s the time to make sure your brake lights and turn signals are in good shape and that your headlights are properly aimed. If they’re not properly positioned, they can cut your visibility and even blind other drivers.

While the Valley doesn’t see a variety of fall foliage, your car provides quite the color spectrum. Reds, oranges and yellow are found in various fluids that need to be checked this time of year. Clean engine oil is a clear, golden color while antifreeze can be blue or green. Fresh transmission fluid is reddish in color while brake fluid is yellowish.

Virginia Auto Service owner Matt Allen can walk you through the car care colors of fall, including:

  • How and why to read dipsticks
  • Which fluid could signal big trouble if it’s low
  • Which fluid is okay to mix with water
  • Which fluid has no affect your car’s performance


About Virginia Auto Service:

AZ Central’s Reader’s Choice Best Auto Repair Shop Winner 2010, Virginia Auto Service has provided Central Phoenix with top-quality auto repair and service since 1995. Specializing in Japanese and European Imports, Domestic Cars, Light Trucks & SUV’s, all Virginia Auto Service technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Virginia Auto Service is accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and a member of the NAPA Auto Care Center, and NARPRO(Neighborhood Auto Professionals). Owner Matt Allen co-hosts the Bumper to Bumper radio show on Saturdays from 11 am. –Noon on KTAR 92.3 FM in Phoenix. Reach Matt at 602-266-0020 and