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When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid is essential to keeping your vehicle operating. Ignoring your transmission fluid might cause your transmission to slide or create wear and tear on the gears and other transmission components.

WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF TRANSMISSION FLUID?

Transmission fluid serves just one purpose: lubrication. Regardless of transmission type, your vehicle need the lubrication supplied by transmission fluid to keep everything working smoothly and your gears from grinding.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE FLUID IN MY TRANSMISSION?

Synthetic transmission fluid lasts up to 100,000 kilometers. Because automatic transmissions heat up more than manual ones, the fluid needs to be changed more often.

Follow the maintenance regimen in your vehicle's owner's manual to maintain transmission fluid.

SIGNS THAT YOUR TRANSMISSION FLUID NEEDS TO BE CHANGED

Here are some indicators that your transmission fluid should be checked:

Puddles Underneath Your Vehicle

These aren't usually caused by transmission fluid, although they can be. And any leak should be identified as soon as possible.

Roaring Noises While Accelerating Or Turning

This may signal a low fluid level, however in certain vehicles, the sound may be more of a or buzz or whine.

Shifting Gears Becomes Difficult

Check your transmission fluid if your vehicle is having ration shifting problems or if the gearbox begins slipping or sliding.

When Traveling Through Turns The Engine Revs Up

When you start driving, you hear a chattering noise. This might indicate a number of issues, including a lack of transmission fluid. It may also be caused by worn steering rods or suspension, so don't dismiss it.

Burning Odor

Warning light indicator. If your vehicle is recent, you may have a light that indicates when the transmission temperature is too high. (Check your owner's handbook to see how your vehicle's light appears.) Your car, on the other hand, may utilize the "Check Engine" light to inform you.

Conclusion

Having your transmission fluid tested and replaced on a regular basis is an important component of maintaining the condition of your vehicle.

When needing a transmission service, bring your vehicle to Gordon Automotive today!