Important Facts About Transmission Fluid And Transmission Fluid Changes

June 9, 2022 | By Mister Transmission

Important Facts About Transmission Fluid And Transmission Fluid Changes

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.   

Why Are Transmission Fluid Changes So Important?

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?

How To Know If You Need A Transmission Fluid Change

There are many physical warnings that a car gives when it’s overdue for a transmission fluid change. These can include:

  • Puddles under your car. Puddles are also a sign that your transmission fluid is leaking. If the puddled liquid is opaque and smells bad, this also means that in addition to fixing a leak, your fluid is contaminated desperately needs to be changed.
  • A roaring, buzzing or whining sound when you accelerate or turn corners.
  • Difficulty shifting or gears are slipping while driving.
  • The engine revs when rounding corners.
  • Chattering noises when you begin driving could mean low fluid but could also be an indicator of many other serious problems. This should not be ignored.
  • A burning smell
  • A warning light. These vary by car, so check your owner’s manual to see what the warning lights in your vehicle represent.

So you’ve seen one or more items on this list that you are seeing in your car. What to do next?

How To Change Your Transmission Fluid

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.

image-reviews image-reviews
Customer Reviews
The gentleman at the desk...
Julianne Spence
The gentleman at the desk was so extremely helpful! We had an issue and he was so helpful !! We are so grateful for this wonderful customer service!!
Date: November 15, 2022
Website: Google
The guys were very knowledgeable...
Lenore Snell
The guys were very knowledgeable about the repair of my differential on my truck. It was done in a very professional and timely manner. Much appreciated. I would highly recommend this shop to anyone in need of repairs to their vehicle. Bob Snell
Date: November 13, 2022
Website: Google
This shop is the best!...
Michaela Kargus
This shop is the best! They were helpful, they squeezed me in and even helped run down a part. Definitely went the extra mile!
Date: November 13, 2022
Website: Google
Great and honest people, just...
Jessi Roblox
Great and honest people, just got my transmission work done and brake change, felt good with all the great help from Staff but specially the sunny who tried to give me the best prices he could, he worked hard figuring out the best way to do it , kept me up to date all the time and advised me the best way to go. Got my vehicle back and it is running better than ever! I Would definitely recommend this shop to everyone! Thanks guys, awesome experience
Date: November 12, 2022
Website: Google
I wish to compliment the...
ROSS GILROY
I wish to compliment the staff at Mister Transmission at Jane and Lawrence for their excellent service in repairing the transmission of my vehicle. Other places that I contacted indicated a waiting period of two to three weeks before they would even look at my vehicle. Mister Transmission saw me within 20 MINUTES of my calling them and said it would take 3 to 5 days to repair. They had my vehicle's transmission repaired and back in my possession in 4 days.
Date: November 12, 2022
Website: Google
Wes helped me out in...
Ashaf Khan
Wes helped me out in a timely manner. I was sold a car that's clutch was gone in less than a week. Wes and the staff took my car in, had it assessed the next day and repairs started the day after.. I've been driving it for 2 weeks now since then and the car is doing great. Definitely recommend !
Date: November 11, 2022
Website: Google
The service manager Ken fixed...
Yuhong Liang
The service manager Ken fixed the issues in my transmission with very reasonable charge and minimum time required. Highly recommended!
Date: November 11, 2022
Website: Google
I can not say enough...
Adam Belmore
I can not say enough good things about this location, the staff are very helpful and went above and beyond my expectations.
Date: November 10, 2022
Website: Google
GREAT SHOP I have had...
Jen
GREAT SHOP I have had two transmissions rebuilt here over the years and the service is outstanding! Definitely recommend
Date: November 10, 2022
Website: Google
GREAT SHOP I have had...
Jen
GREAT SHOP I have had two transmissions rebuilt here over the years and the service is outstanding! Definitely recommend
Date: November 10, 2022
Website: Google
Featured Services
Transmission Repair

The evolution of transmissions has made these machines and systems increasingly complex. When transmission repairs are required, determining the cause and cure for what ails can be tricky.

Read More
Transmission Technology

At Mister Transmission we have access to leading-edge diagnostic equipment, enabling us to offer you the fastest and most accurate findings about what’s going on inside your vehicle’s transmission.

Read More
Transmission Maintenance & Service

Just as you have other parts of your car serviced, your transmission needs maintenance to ensure a long life and avoid transmission problems.

Read More
Recent Blogs
Why It’s Better To Trust Your Tran...
Learn about the different services offered by a transmission shop and discover why
Read More
November 7, 2022
What Is An Automatic Transmission Rebuil...
Learn how an automatic transmission rebuild works, when these rebuilds are necessary,
Read More
November 3, 2022
The Big Mistake To Avoid When It Comes T...
If your vehicle needs a transmission replacement, you’re likely having a rough
Read More
October 31, 2022
What You’re Getting Wrong About Tr...
Whether you’re a first-time vehicle owner or a seasoned driver, here are some
Read More
October 27, 2022
What Mister Transmission Looks For When ...
Discover how Mister Transmission performs our diagnostic services and conducts
Read More
October 24, 2022
“What’s The Best Transmissio...
If you’ve been searching, “What’s the best transmission shop near me?” in
Read More
October 20, 2022
6 Of The Most Common Transmission Servic...
Learn about six of the more common transmission services offered by Mister
Read More
October 14, 2022
What You Should Know About Manual Transm...
Discover how manual transmission repair differs from automatic transmission repair
Read More
October 7, 2022
What Services Do High-Performance Transm...
If you demand a higher level of performance from your transmission, it needs a higher
Read More
August 12, 2022
What Is Transmission Oil, And What Do Yo...
Discover what transmission oil is, what it does, what transmissions use transmission
Read More
August 5, 2022