When Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

In case you didn't know, your car or truck is not going to go very far without its transmission. This is why you will want to make sure that you keep it in great working condition. Part of doing this means ensuring that there is enough transmission fluid in the engine at all times and that it is clean. Since you do not typically look under your hood all that often, you will want to know when it is time to change your transmission fluid. Continue reading to learn more about that.

Manual or Automatic Transmission?

The recommended intervals between fluid changes really depends on the type of transmission that you have in your vehicle. For an automatic transmission, you will want to look at changing the fluid roughly every 50,000-100,000 miles. To be honest, you should never let it go more than 100,000 miles before changing the fluid

For those readers who have a manual transmission, the fluid should be changed more often. You should never go more than 90,000 miles without having it changed, while many professionals will recommend that you get it changed out every 25,000 miles or so. If you do not drive very much, you should change the transmission fluid every two years no matter what type of transmission you have.

Other Factors to Consider

There are other factors to take into consideration as well when talking about your transmission fluid. Driving habits are key among these. If you do a lot of heavy driving or in an offroad environment, you will want to have the fluid in your transmission changed a bit more often than you would if you stuck to city driving. It is also important to check the owner's manual for your car to determine the best type of fluid to add to your particular transmission.

Conclusion

If you cannot remember the last time you had your transmission fluid changed, it is probably a good idea to go ahead and have it done. Your transmission is one of the most valuable components in your vehicle, so make sure that you take care of it as best you can.

If your transmission is in need of service, contact Revolution Motor Works for an appointment today.

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