The transmission in your vehicle has an important job to do, and neglecting it could be costly. Just like your brakes and your engine, your transmission needs regular maintenance to keep it running the way it should.
Why Flush Your Transmission?
Flushing out the old transmission oil is one of the best ways to keep your vehicle running its best. Over time, the moving parts inside your transmission become clogged with deposits of sludge and varnish. Just like the oil in your engine, the fluid in your transmission is subject to damage from heat, friction and degradation.
In fact, some 90% of transmission failures are caused by a combination of overheating and fluid breakdown. If your transmission fluid is contaminated or otherwise compromised, it will not be able to do its job.
Unlike oil, which is completely drained from the vehicle during a routine oil change, most transmission fluid cannot be drained the same way. Instead, the transmission fluid remains in the torque converter, transmission lines and valve body. That makes a complete fluid drain impossible, but there is another alternative.
Flushing the Transmission
The typical transmission service removes just a quarter of the contaminated transmission fluid, leaving three quarters behind to create problems down the road. Adding new transmission fluid to what remains can actually contribute to the formation of sludge and varnish, further clogging the system and raising the chances of a costly breakdown.
At Next Auto Care®, we understand the dangers your transmission faces, and we provide a better option for your transmission care. Our experienced transmission experts will safely remove most, if not all, of the contaminated fluid, along with any varnish or sludge deposits that may have accumulated.
This transmission fluid exchange helps to clean the transmission cooler and lines, as well as the torque converter and valve body. The service also removes worn metal that can slowly grind away the internal components of your transmission. Our transmission fluid exchange is designed to thoroughly clean your transmission while protecting it with new fluid and conditioners to revitalize the seals and o-rings.
If your vehicle is showing signs of contaminated fluid, rough or hard shifting or slippage, you could probably benefit from our fluid exchange service. You should also bring your vehicle in for service if it has been more than 30,000 miles since your last transmission fluid exchange.
If you are overdue for your transmission service, just give us a call today. At Next Auto Care®, we are your transmission experts in the Highlands Ranch, CO area, and we can recommend the right service for your vehicle.