Extending Automatic Transmission Life

Modern vehicles are some of the most sophisticated and intricate machines in the world today. The automatic transmission is the most complex component in the vehicle that requires regular maintenance. There are hundreds upon hundreds of components within the transmission serving many different functions. Keeping the transmission fluid in the system clean is the secret to keeping these components working properly.

Automatic transmission fluid serves many purposes. The tasks it performs are to clean, cool, lubricate, transmit force, transmit pressure, inhibit varnish build-up and protect the transmission on a daily basis. Some vehicles can go as long as 100,000 miles without a service, but every vehicle has a different recommendation for the service interval on the transmission. Now while it may make it that long without a service or flush, a lot of damage will have been sustained inside and the life of the transmission will be reduced dramatically.

For the longest life and least amount of money, having a flush and filter replacement every 2 years or 24,000 miles is best. Visit our auto repair shop in Hayes to make sure that your vehicle receives the proper fluid it requires, as this can cause premature failure.