Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 5 months ago

If you could afford to do just one maintenance which would you do first?

ATF or Brakes?

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    The first thing I service is Brakes and get the Fluid changed last accident my Fault 1962

  • zipper
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    BRAKES FOR OVER ALL SAFETY WOULD BE MY FIRST MOVE!

  • 5 months ago

    ATF every 60,000 miles. You end up with a $2200 transmission rebuild if you don't service the tranny.

    The brakes don't need maintenance. They need replacing when the brake pads get too thin,

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Brakes are more critical for keeping you safe and your vehicle in current condition.

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  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Depends which is desperately more in need BUT - fixing the brakes definitely fixes the problem of poor braking which is a clear safety issue. If you catch it soon enough you can prevent damage to the brake discs [rotors]. Changing the ATF is not guaranteed to avoid problems or help with any current problem. I have had total brake failures in traffic twice in my life and it took deft reactions, precise maneuvering, not panicking, and a healthy amount of luck not to collide with anything both times it happened. .

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    I would get a job so I could do both, but BRAKES IS NUMBER 1

  • 5 months ago

    Brakes need love.

  • Scott
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Brakes first. Your life is more valuable.

  • don r
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Brakes; The ATF still works, but if you can't stop the car, it just becomes a death trap. A better thing to ask is which problem is more serious and won't wait.

  • 5 months ago

    PARK the car until you can fix it. That said, if the transmission seizes, you can stop. If the brakes fail while moving a crash is nearly guaranteed.

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