The transmission is one of the most important parts of any vehicle. It is directly tied to the overall health and longevity of your car. That’s why it’s crucial to ensure you routinely have the transmission serviced.
Transmission fluid changes are an essential part of your routine servicing. They keep your vehicle running smoothly and performing at its peak.
Let’s learn more about the importance of transmission fluid changes, why they need to happen, and how they are done.
The older your transmission fluid is, the more it deteriorates and loses its ability to lubricate and cool. This can cause all kinds of problems in your car and, if left unattended, can completely ruin your transmission.
Transmission fluids lubricate many of the moving parts in a vehicle. It allows seamless gear shifting, improved acceleration, and good overall vehicle health. It’s the best way to maintain the longevity of your transmission.
When you look at the cost of a transmission fluid change, it is incredibly more affordable than a transmission repair or replacement. With a fluid change starting at $100 and up depending on the type of fluid and a transmission replacement starting at $1500 and up, it’s easy to see why transmission fluid changes are so essential.
So now that you know why a fluid change is important, how can you tell if your vehicle is due for one?
There are many physical warnings that a car gives when it’s overdue for a transmission fluid change. These can include:
So you’ve seen one or more items on this list that you are seeing in your car. What to do next?
Transmission fluid changes used to be a messy business. They would involve getting under the car to drain the transmission pan and often getting covered in fluid and making a mess.
Thanks to a new hand-operated vacuum pump, you can simply change the transmission fluid within half an hour. The pump allows one-third to half of the old fluid to be pumped out of your car, allowing you to top up with fresh new fluid.
This process is easy enough for those who are car savvy. For those who aren’t, there’s always Mister Transmission.
If you’ve been experiencing problems with your transmission and think it may be time to have your fluid changed, book your FREE Road Test and Multi Check Inspection today! One of our skilled transmission specialists will check your transmission fluid, take your car on a road test and run a diagnostic on your vehicle using state-of-the-art diagnostic technology.