CHANGE YOUR TRANSMISSION FLUID REGULARLY & DON’T FORGET TO FLUSH
Like most people, we worry a lot about our car’s engine oil. Considering its importance, the oil bathes and lubricants are an essential need for all vehicles. However, the transmission’s job is to provide engine power to the wheels. This means that transmission fluid maintenance — the magenta-colored lifeblood that coats gears and torque converters inside the transmission— warrants just as much attention as an engine’s oil. Sadly transmission fluid replacement is neglected by many, resulting in severe transmission problems and costly repairs.
WHY DOES MY TRANSMISSION FLUID NEED TO BE CHANGED?
In the modern day US, most people prefer automatic transmissions that run on automatic transmission fluid, or ATF for short. Pressure changes within the ATF cause the transmission to switch gears. This is the same for manual transmissions too. And, on a relatively simple drive from your house to the office, the transmission and the fluid do quite a bit of work. Fluid temperatures soar to 175 degrees Fahrenheit (79 degrees Celsius), which is perfectly normal for ATF. Should the fluid temperatures remain at 175 degrees Fahrenheit, ATF would mimic the Energizer Bunny and keep going and going for 100,000 miles or so.
Unfortunately, that temperature rarely stays in the optimal range. Numerous driving conditions — stop-and-go driving, hauling a heavy load, driving long distances or up and down mountains — can heat transmission fluid beyond acceptable limits. Therefore, the higher temperatures, ATF begins to break down, and your transmission begins to shift gears roughly, slowly or both.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY TRANSMISSION FLUID?
This is why most manufacturers recommend that you flush your transmission fluid and change the filter every 20,000 to 25,000 miles. My Transmission Experts can do this for you. However, it’s not impossible to do it yourself as long as you have a the knowledge and a few simple tools.
CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE A FREE TRANSMISSION SERVICE ESTIMATE IN HOUSTON, KATY OR KINGWOOD TEXAS
Call us today in Katy at (281)-392-5060 or (281) 293-7090 for for a Transmission Fluid Change or Flush for your vehicle.