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Many drivers really don’t think too much about the transmission under the hood of their vehicle until they start to notice shifting problems. Unfortunately, as the components of a transmission are subjected to continual friction and heat, they wear out, and eventually, you may find yourself facing a costly transmission repair.

So how often should a transmission be serviced? Would a timely transmission flush have prevented urgent transmission repair? Because every vehicle is different, read the service guidelines in your owner’s manual to find what is recommended for your vehicle! Some manufacturers recommend changing the transmission fluid about every 50,000 miles. And there are some transmission repair technicians who say that you don’t really have to replace the transmission fluid. What should you do?

First of all, on a regular basis, ask your mechanic to check the color of your vehicle’s transmission fluid. Look for these colors:

  • Bright pink – The fluid is fresh, effective, and doesn’t need to be changed.
  • Light brown (with a hint of pink) – The fluid is just starting to get dirty so have it replaced to keep the components of your transmission lubricated and friction-free.
  • Dark brown – This means the fluid has probably never been changed. It is highly likely that it has metal particles from the transmission floating around it, causing excessive friction and wear on the components of the transmission.

A word of advice — have the transmission fluid checked between every 50,000 and 100,000 miles to make sure it’s still clean and effective. Even if a “lifetime” transmission fluid is used in your vehicle, moisture and dust in the vent tubes can still contaminate it.

Need to know more about how often should a transmission be serviced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about transmission repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Wondering how often should a transmission be serviced? Don’t put off heading to your auto shop for a needed transmission repair.

Many drivers really don’t think too much about the transmission under the hood of their vehicle until they start to notice shifting problems. Unfortunately, as the components of a transmission are subjected to continual friction and heat, they wear out, and eventually, you may find yourself facing a costly transmission repair.

So how often should a transmission be serviced? Would a timely transmission flush have prevented urgent transmission repair? Because every vehicle is different, read the service guidelines in your owner’s manual to find what is recommended for your vehicle! Some manufacturers recommend changing the transmission fluid about every 50,000 miles. And there are some transmission repair technicians who say that you don’t really have to replace the transmission fluid. What should you do?

First of all, on a regular basis, ask your mechanic to check the color of your vehicle’s transmission fluid. Look for these colors:

  • Bright pink – The fluid is fresh, effective, and doesn’t need to be changed.
  • Light brown (with a hint of pink) – The fluid is just starting to get dirty so have it replaced to keep the components of your transmission lubricated and friction-free.
  • Dark brown – This means the fluid has probably never been changed. It is highly likely that it has metal particles from the transmission floating around it, causing excessive friction and wear on the components of the transmission.

A word of advice — have the transmission fluid checked between every 50,000 and 100,000 miles to make sure it’s still clean and effective. Even if a “lifetime” transmission fluid is used in your vehicle, moisture and dust in the vent tubes can still contaminate it.

Need to know more about how often should a transmission be serviced? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Big Lake Automotive today for more information about transmission repair and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves the residents of Big Lake, MN, and surrounding areas.

Jamie Houle
Big Lake AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Big Lake, MN

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