How often should I change my transmission fluid?

By All Auto Staff - June 2nd, 2017 in FAQ

Transmission Fluid Change

Some manufacturers will suggest intervals as early as 30,000 miles, but if you can’t remember the last time you changed it you’re probably overdue.

When most people get the keys to their first car, engine oil changes are something observed with a degree of religious zealotry so fanatical people end up forsaking the other components of their vehicle until a mechanic mentions it during a service. These components, like your transmission, might not need fluid changes as often as your engine does but can still end up costing you dearly if they aren’t cared for at regular intervals.

Like engine oil, Automatic transmission fluid degrades over time with exposure to heat and friction, meaning your transmission will lose it’s ability to transfer energy to the wheels as mileage accumulates. This fluid also serves the crucial purpose of cooling and lubricating the parts inside the transmission, and when they become contaminated with metal shavings or debris damage can occur.

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If you’re not sure what the service interval for your vehicle’s transmission is, give us a call today. We can look up your manufacturer’s recommendation and based on your driving habits help you determine if you need a fluid change. Some cars today can have fluid change intervals as long as 60,000 or even 100,000 miles, and we’re happy to give you peace of mind if you’re not yet due for new fluid. So, remember to show your transmission some love too, because there’s more to driving a car than just a well-maintained engine.

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