Transmission flushes are necessary if you have over 100,000 miles on your car.
Your transmission is filled with a special fluid that lubricates the gears and cools them down when they heat up. The liquid also has detergents to clean out bits of metal or other debris from inside the unit.
If the fluid gets too dirty, it can’t do its job properly, which leads to poor shifting performance and premature wear-and-tear on your gearbox.
Transmission flushes replace all of this old fluid with new, clean stuff that will keep your transmission running smoothly for many more miles to come.
If you’re not sure whether or not your car needs a transmission flush, there are a few telltale signs.
One is if you notice your car slipping gears more often than usual.
Another sign is if the check engine light comes on, especially if it’s accompanied by any other strange noises or problems with how your car shifts.
If your car is starting to exhibit any of these symptoms, it’s definitely time for a transmission flush.
Bring it into your nearest mechanic and they’ll take care of everything for you. The whole process usually takes around two hours, and you can drive your car home once it’s done.
Check your transmission fluid
You will need a few basic items to check your transmission fluid: a rag, a funnel, and a container to catch the fluid.
To check your transmission fluid, park your car on a level surface and turn off the engine. Pop the hood and locate the transmission. The dipstick will be affixed to the side of the transmission housing.
Pull the dipstick out and wipe it clean with the rag. Reinsert the dipstick fully and remove it again. The fluid level should be at or near the FULL mark on the dipstick. If it is not, you will need to have your transmission fluid flushed.
Why should you be vigilant about checking your transmission fluid and getting a proper flush?
Because it saves you a TON of money in the long run.
In case you were curious, the average cost for repairing a car’s transmission is $1,100. However, the cost can vary depending on the type of transmission, the extent of the damage, and the geographical location.
For example, a rebuild or replacement of a car’s manual transmission can cost anywhere from $500 to $2,000.
If you’re on the fence about whether or not you need a transmission flush, give us a call at 386-753-9930.
We’ll quickly be able to tell you the extent of your transmission’s condition and whether or not a flush is necessary.
Check your transmission fluid frequent and often!
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