Whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, your vehicle’s health is reliant upon your transmission. Hundreds of interconnected, moving parts, which interact with internal and external components of your vehicle, run through the transmission. Because of all the moving, rubbing and heat that runs through the transmission, manufacturers recommend regularly scheduled transmission service to maintain the life of your vehicle.
If your car is experiencing transmission problems you may experience:
- transmission shifting delays
- transmission slipping, grinding or jumping during acceleration
- car shaking at any speed
- a burnt smell coming from under your hood
- fluid visibly leaking from your vehicle
- clunking, screeching or whistling sounds coming from your vehicle
- transmission fluid on dipstick is cloudy, thick or foul smelling
- manual transmission gear shifter is physically hard to move into gear
Transmission Fluid Flush
Flushing the transmission is often overlooked until serious problems, such as odd noises or gear shifting issues, arise. But, flushing the transmission as recommended by your owner’s manual is important to the health and maintenance of your car.
During a transmission flush, the oil is removed from the transmission, and new oil along with cleaning solutions are run through with a special machine that pushes out grime and sludge before the transmission is filled with new oil.
It is recommended a transmission flush should be done at least every 30,000 miles.
Transmission Rebuild or Replacement