August 31st, 2022
How Often to Get Your Vehicle’s Transmission Serviced
There are many things that you need to take into consideration when it comes to taking care of your vehicle. One of the most important, but often overlooked, is getting your transmission serviced regularly. Your vehicle’s transmission is a crucial component as it delivers power to the wheels and allows movement forward and backward. Maintaining its condition is fairly and relatively inexpensive. If you wait to schedule transmission service, signs of problems and damage are already taking place and can result in costly transmission repairs. Many vehicle owners don’t realize that transmissions also have a maintenance schedule just like oil changes, tire rotations, etc. to keep their car running smoothly. Make sure to follow the maintenance intervals that are recommended by the manufacturer for your specific vehicle.
There is a difference between a transmission flush and a transmission fluid change. A transmission fluid flush involves connecting the transmission to a machine, which completely flushes the transmission fluid out until the lines are clean, then refills it with new clean fluid. A transmission fluid change drains the fluid out with gravity. A fluid change does not completely drain all the fluid out but replaces most of the old fluid with fresh transmission fluid. Either one of these services can extend the life of your transmission.
Here are maintenance suggestions for both automatic and manual transmissions:
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