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What is Routine Transmission Maintenance?

Like most vehicle systems the transmission requires routine maintenance in order to remain in prime operating condition. There are numerous different services that occur during general transmission maintenance, all of which need to be done at the recommended mileage interval. For most cars and trucks this is approximately every 30,000 miles. Check your service schedule inside your owner's manual to find out when your car is due and then call your local transmission repair specialists to have the maintenance completed.

Cleaning and removing buildup

Just like the engine oil collects contaminants, the transmission can as well. This leads to the buildup of sludge that can hinder the operating of the transmission. During maintenance the technician will take the time to clean any affected parts to ensure they don't end up needing greater repair due to this yucky debris.

Replacing the pan gasket

As necessary the technician will replace the transmission pan gasket. Over time and after many miles on the road this gasket can become cracked or ripped, which may allow for transmission fluid to leak out. A loss of transmission fluid can result in numerous problems for the vehicle, including erratic shifting.

Replacing the transmission fluid filter

It is necessary to replace the transmission filter during service to ensure that the fluid remains free of contaminants. Dirty or clogged filters could result in a lack of transmission fluid being distributed through the transmission and cause other undue stress.

Transmission fluid flush

Finally, the transmission will be fully drained of any fluid in order to replace it with clean fluid. Be sure that your technicians are following manufacturer guidelines when refilling the transmission, as this is important if you want your vehicle to continue to shift well.

Transmission service is necessary for all vehicles. To schedule transmission maintenance in Morgan Hill, CA, contact Fred's Foreign & Domestic. Our auto repair experts will take great care of your vehicle, no matter what it needs. To schedule auto repair in Morgan Hill give us a call at (408) 706-7318 today.

Freds Foreign and Domestic Car Repair Blog
Written By Brian Corey
Published By MORBiZ

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