For any vehicle to run smooth, it must have transmission fluid flowing throughout its various parts. It is imperative to ensure that all of the parts that move inside of your vehicle are always lubricated so they can work and are free from any resistance.
Transmission fluid does its job by providing a transmission that is an automatic with the hydraulic compression that it requires to function. As the transmission fluid makes its way all over the automatic transmission, it streams its way through many different categories of pressure which is established by the engine capacity, the variety of gear selections and what the driving conditions are.
For a vehicle to run great, the transmission fluid also must be changed regularly. When to change the fluid for a particular vehicle can usually be found in its owner’s manual. It is wise to have this accomplished as it is recommended for manual and automatic transmissions. For a manual transmission, some fluids can hold pollutants due to the gears, bearings and synchronizers inside the transmission. When you have this, the tiny metal pieces hover inside the lubricant. When you have flakes of metal floating inside your oil it could unfortunately provide a short life for your transmission.
To benefit your vehicle, it is best to have clean fluid instead of fluid with added metal inside of it and that could end up costing you some money. Usually car manufacturers suggest having the fluid changed between every 30,000 to 60,000 miles for a manual transmission. On an automatic transmission you should have it changed about every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. If you have it changed more it will not cause any harm to the car. If you fail to have the transmission fluid changed periodically, you will run the risk of having pollutants get inside the transmission and you could end up with a visit to an auto shop along with a big repair bill.
We would be more than happy to answer any more questions or help you out with this process at Kernersville Auto Center. Contact us today!