A question we often are asked is, “Do you perform transmission services?”
Well, what is a transmission service?
A transmission service is normally performed on a vehicle periodically, kind of like an oil change. During a transmission service, the transmission pan is dropped, and the fluid is drained. Then, a new transmission filter and new fluid are added to the transmission.
There is also a transmission flush. A flush consists of draining the fluid from the transmission pan, torque converter, and cooler lines and replacing it with new transmission fluid.
When do you perform a transmission service?
Manufacturers typically recommend a transmission service be done every 20,000 to 50,000 miles. Regular transmission services can prolong the life of your transmission.
Fresh fluid allows the transmission to run cooler and protects the transmission from corrosion and wear.
Anytime we receive a call for a transmission service or flush we always ask the following questions...
- What is the year, make, and model of the vehicle?
- EXACTLY what is your vehicle doing?
- Have you ever had a transmission service or flush before?
- About how many miles are on the vehicle?
We will always recommend that you bring the vehicle in for a FREE road test and FREE computer diagnostic scan.
Why do we always recommend that you bring the vehicle in?
As the experts, our job is to ensure we are upfront and honest with our customers 100% of the time. Transmission fluid is like a detergent. If you have never changed it or flushed it for the life of the vehicle and it is not experiencing any problems, changing or flushing the fluid can actually cause issues to happen by washing all the debris and clutch material out of the nooks and crannies of the transmission. Once the debris is washed away, it has the potential to stop up cooler lines or worse, lock up the transmission.
While you may not realize there is an issue, we always want to make sure that isn’t one. If you allow us to check out the vehicle first, we are protecting you and your vehicle.