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.

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