Change Your Transmission Fluid Regularly and Don’t Forget to Flush
We worry about our car’s engine oil, but what about transmission oil? The importance of proper transmission fluid lubrication cannot be overlooked. Similar to engine oil your transmission is constantly creating friction and without lubrication it will start to cause problems. Keep in mind that the transmission’s job is to provide engine power to the wheels. This means that transmission fluid, a magenta-colored liquid that coats gears and torque converters inside the transmission needs 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. If your car has 80 to 100k miles we suggest you read the manufacturers suggested oil change intervals and get your fluid changed before its due.
TRANSMISSION OIL CHANGE & REPAIR SERVICES WE PROVIDE:
- Automatic transmission fluid change
- Complete automatic transmission fluid, filter and gasket service
- Manual transmission oil change
- Front differential service
- Rear differential service
- Transfer case service
WHY DOES MY TRANSMISSION FLUID NEED TO BE CHANGED?
Today, most cars have an 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 . 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. The oil can heat beyond acceptable limits often due to variable driving conditions, stop-and-go driving, hauling a heavy load, driving long distances or up and down mountains. The higher temperatures, ATF begins to break down, and your transmission begins to shift gears roughly, slowly or both.
Most manufacturers recommend that you flush your transmission fluid and change the filter every 30,000 to 60,000 and others 80 to 100k. Depends on the make, model and quality of transmission and fluid. Give us a call today if you need help figuring out when your next change is due.
CALL NOW TO SCHEDULE A FREE TRANSMISSION SERVICE ESTIMATE IN HOUSTON, KATY OR KINGWOOD TEXAS
Call us today in Katy at (281) 884-3825 or at our main Houston location at (281)884-3825 for for a Transmission Fluid Change or Flush for your vehicle. We have five locations around the Houston and Kingwood area to serve you better. Call for a free estimate today!!
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