Transmissions have a lot that can be done to them to keep them running efficiently and to prolong their life through less wear and tear. Transmission can fail in only 50,00 miles if they are not properly serviced and maintained. Oftentimes it may seem like you need a new transmission with how your vehicle feels and operates, but a proper diagnosis can save you time and money. Transmission City & Automotive Specialists located in Sandy, Utah perform the highest quality and only necessary transmission services. We provide professional transmission services for cars, trucks, vans, RV’s, motorhomes, ATV’s, UTV’s, motorcycles, and more.
Transmission Fluid & Filter Change
Most vehicles will need a transmission fluid and filter change at scheduled service intervals according to their vehicle guidelines. With an automatic transmission service, the fluid is drained from the pan first. A new transmission filter and pan gasket are installed and fresh automatic transmission fluid is used to refill the transmission to the proper level. With regular maintenance and care, a transmission should last a minimum of 100,000 miles.
A transmission flush is done by removing the original transmission fluid and the pan and using new transmission fluid to completely flush and drain the entire transmission system. Transmission flushes are recommended on vehicles with over 100,000 miles, used for a lot of mountain or hill climbing, or doing heavy towing on a regular basis. Other reasons to perform a transmission flush on your vehicle would be to remove contaminants, metal shavings, and extremely worn fluid from low levels and non-maintenance. The transmission flush pushes the fluid through the system at a high pressure to dislodge and remove any particle or sludge build-up.
Extend your Transmissions Life
Driving habits can lead to a shorter transmission life or a longer transmission life. Give your vehicle time to warm up before putting it in gear to drive. This is especially important in areas with colder climates and winter conditions, it lets your vehicle lubricate the moving parts of the transmission system. Too much braking can lead to more shifting in an automatic transmission putting more strain on it. If you have a manual transmission then be sure to properly shift when the vehicle is moving, If you are doing it wrong you will hear some grinding on the gears. The best way to extend the performance and life of a transmission is to follow the recommended maintenance guidelines of your make and model.
Transmission City & Automotive Specialists is very dedicated to providing the best service and repairs for your vehicle’s transmission needs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or concerns about your vehicle’s transmission. We look forward to fixing any problems you are experiencing in a timely manner and at a fair price. Give us a call for a free no-hassle consultation.