How Does A Transmission Fluid Change Help Your Vehicle?

September 9, 2021 | By Mister Transmission

How Does a Transmission Fluid Change Help Your Vehicle?

A transmission fluid change is something that will be necessary at some point for nearly every vehicle with an automatic transmission. But why?

What Is A Transmission Fluid Change?

A transmission fluid change consists of letting the transmission fluid drain out of a transmission and then replacing it with new fluid. At Mister Transmission, we drain the old fluid into a pan and then examine it. A burnt or foul smell could be indicative of a larger problem than simple wear and tear. Furthermore, while some particulate matter is to be expected, too much is a sign of a problem. Lastly, it’s beneficial to replace the filter at this time.

Why Is Transmission Fluid Important?

Automatic transmissions, which account for a strong majority in Canada, need automatic transmission fluid to lubricate and cool the inner components. Transmission fluid also cleans and protects metal components within the transmission as well as helping to increase rotational speed and temperature range. Synthetic transmission fluids are generally best, though your manufacturer’s manual should recommend one or more types of transmission fluid.

What Are The Benefits Of A Transmission Fluid Change?

Transmission fluid that’s burnt or worn out cannot effectively lubricate and cool a transmission. Furthermore, if there are many small minerals and metals in the fluid, they can damage the other components of the transmission. Replacing such fluid with new fluid means that your transmission will be lubricated and cooled properly, thus increasing its efficiency, lengthening its running life, and minimizing the potential of future transmission problems.

When Is A Transmission Fluid Change Needed?

When you check your transmission fluid (something you should ideally be doing monthly) you should be checking for two things. First, you want to ensure the fluid reaches the recommended marking on your dipstick. If not, your transmission fluid needs a top up. Second, inspect the quality of your transmission fluid. Good fluid is largely odourless and translucent (with a reddish hue). Bad transmission fluid tends to be opaque or foul smelling. If this is the case, you need a transmission fluid change.

What If You Drive A Manual Transmission?

Manual transmissions might use motor oil, or something called transmission oil or “heavyweight hypoid gear oil”. Some manual transmissions also use regular automatic transmission fluid. Because all these fluids generally serve the same function as automatic transmission fluid does in automatic transmissions, they should also be changed out of a manual transmission periodically.

Mister Transmission

At Mister Transmission, we’re happy to perform transmission fluid changes, and any other transmission fluid related services, to our clients. To learn more about transmission fluid changes, please contact us. We have a comprehensive COVID-19 policy to keep everybody safe.

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I had the transmission on my TL rebuilt here. From the arrangement of towing to picking up after completion of work, everything was handled professionally by Kyle. I was informed of every step during the work and there was no surprises. Time line for work performed was exactly what I was told and pick up was easy. There were no surprises with the bill. It’s been a week since I got my car back and the transmission is working beautifully. Definitely would use these guys again if I need to. Very happy with the work.
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The staff took the time to listen to my situation and provided options. Maintenance work was completed and my vehicle drives like new. Staff were courteous and professional at all times, even taking the time to follow up with a phone call to make sure all was well. Highly recommended.
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Came in with a transmission issue, fixed the problem and advised along the way as to what is happening, what went wrong etc, no one does that love their customer service and they really know what they doExtremely recommend
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After visiting a few other shops I went to Mister Transmission for the free diagnosis and wow am I glad I did. The other shops I went to quoted me several thousand dollars for the repair I needed. Dave was great to deal with and was able to fix my car for significantly cheaper than the other shops. If you have car issues I highly recommend this location.
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