Signs You Need A Transmission Fluid Change
Know the signs you need a transmission fluid change from Bob Howard Acura.
When Does Transmission Fluid Need To Be Changed?
The fluid in the transmission helps keep a transmission from overheating, and it must be serviced routinely. Does it matter what transmission the car has? No matter if your car has an auto, manual, CVT, or even a used transmission, the fluid in the transmission keeps it lubricated so that it may run smoothly. Every vehicle manufacturer has its own maintenance intervals for servicing the fluid in the transmission, but if you observe any variations in the way your transmission operates, then flushing the fluid might help fix the issue
Signs Of Manual Transmission Problems
If you got your car brand-new, then you will know the complete maintenance history and if the car is up-to-date on its scheduled maintenance items. If you bought a used vehicle, you might not have the full maintenance records to know if and when the transmission was last flushed. Other than the dreaded check engine light, if you experience poor acceleration, slipping gears, or transmission whine, or harsh shifting, then you should think about having the transmission fluid changed or maybe even flushed.
Transmission Flush Versus Change
No matter what you drive, eventually, your transmission fluid will lose effectiveness and stop lubricating your transmission correctly. So, which is the best choice?
Transmission Fluid Change – This straightforward procedure involves draining the old transmission fluid from your car. While it isn’t able to get rid of all of the fluid, the price of a fluid change is less than a transmission flush in most circumstances.
Flushing The Old Transmission Fluid – This procedure uses specific machinery that will suction the used fluid from the system. Flushing the transmission fluid may have a bigger price tag but is a more thorough way of replacing used transmission fluid.
Every vehicle and situation is different, let our technicians check out your vehicle, and they will offer an estimate of the unique services your car may need.
How Often Does Transmission Fluid Need To Be Changed?
Sadly, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer for how many years your transmission fluid will last. If you own a weekend cruiser that sits in an air-conditioned environment, you might be able to go years without needing to flush or change the fluid. If you have an HD truck that gets worked way too hard, then you may want to consider flushing your transmission fluid more frequently. Ultimately, if you have concerns about if it’s time to change or flush your transmission fluid, then it is probably worth getting it. Our knowledgeable techs will figure out the problem and suggest the correct service and get you back on the road ASAP.
Schedule Service at Bob Howard Acura
Now that you know the signs you need a transmission fluid change, stop by and see the experts at Bob Howard Acura for your Acura transmission fluid service. You can meet with our service team and get your transmission fluid levels assessed to make sure your vehicle is operating at its best. Visit us online or in person to schedule your appointment.