I have 2006 Nissan Sentra that I bought pre-owned in 2010 with 70000 miles on it. Since this was my first car, I did maintenance what the mechanic told me to do, nothing more than that. It didn’t come with the manual and it never occured to me that I should google the manual. Yeah, stupid thing. I admit it.
Fast forward 2015, I got another car, this time brand new and it came with a load of literature. I went through the literature and figured how important that is. I searched for Nissan’s literature and found manual including factory service manual. Realized how I did not maintain the car.
Since then I am trying to do one by one maintenance. I was considering changing all fluids this summer. I checked brake fluid, transmission fluid, coolant. All have color that it is supposed to. Brake fluid is clear. Brake fluid valve are very well rusted (so doesn’t seem like ever bled). Transmission is red/pink in color. The coolant is green in color. Power steering fluid looks brownish.This confused me. I never changed the fluid or at least never paid for it. At a times, the mechanic did top up the fluids (as it was written on the invoice). Current reading on the odometer is ~103,000 I just don’t understand how these fluid look in good condition after driving for about 30,000 miles and 7 years.
Can anyone explain me? Still, I do plan to change all fluids but just can’t shake this thing and curious to know why.
Thanks in advance.