A transmission fluid flush is basically removing all the old worn out fluid and reinstalling in its place new transmission fluid. As time goes by and miles are put on your vehicle, transmission fluid gets worn our. In years past, people would take in their car to an auto repair shop and a transmission service would be performed. This procedure only removes and replaces about 1/3 of the actual fluid inside the transmission leaving about 2/3 of the old transmission fluid still in the transmission. Technology of the modern days have produced a machine specifically designed to replace the transmission fluid more completely and thoroughly. This process is known as a transmission flush. Many of today’s reputable auto repair shops can perform a transmission flush on most cars. Revitalizing your car’s transmission fluid with this flush service will certainly help prolong the life of your transmission.
Transmission Flush Recommendations:
Most cars and trucks that would benefit from a transmission flush should be serviced every 30k miles. Some cars and trucks may go longer at 50k miles. It depends on the year, make and model of your vehicle as well as the types of transmission fluid you have. Some cars and trucks will benefit even more if the transmission filter is changed at the same time as the transmission flush is performed.
Transmission Fluid Recommendations:
There are many different types of transmission fluids used on all of the cars and trucks made to date. It is important to use the proper transmission fluid recommended by the manufacturer or automotive maker. Each type of transmission fluid has specific properties and specifications that must be met for the transmission to properly work. As long as the fluid meets these specifications, it will properly function in the transmission. Using the proper fluid and or additives is absolutely critical for a properly functioning transmission.
When Not to Flush the Transmission:
If the transmission has not been properly maintained, a transmission flush may not be helpful. As a matter of a fact, performing a transmission flush on vehicles that have extremely poor fluid conditions may actually reduce the transmission function causing transmission problems to show. If the transmission is already failing, this is another reason not to flush the transmission. In this situation, the transmission will be doomed if a transmission flush is performed. Thinking that the transmission flush will help a failing transmission is certainly a myth and does not help, only hurts more.
Scheduling a Transmission Flush:
Keep track of your service records. Ask your auto mechanic how and when the transmission flush should be performed. Call or email the auto repair shop and make an appointment to bring in your car for the transmission flush. Make sure the auto repair shop you choose has the ability to work on your type of car and can perform a transmission flush prior to bringing in your vehicle. Evaluate your auto mechanic and your car prior to taking in your car will help you alleviate any problems that may occur prior to a transmission flush.