When is it time to exchange transmission fluid?

When is it time to exchange transmission fluid?


When is it time to exchange transmission fluid?Because transmission problems can be extremely expensive to address, it's important to keep up with maintenance in this department. Driving with the right level of clean transmission fluid is instrumental to keeping your transmission healthy. It's often recommended that transmission fluid gets exchanged every 30,000 miles. However, you'll want to refer to your owner's manual to see your exact needs. If you don't stay up to date with transmission maintenance, there's a much higher chance that you'll need a transmission rebuild or perhaps even a transmission replacement. If you do need transmission replacement, it's worth looking into ordering an expertly rebuilt transmission. At Total Transmission Supply, we can promptly send you a flawlessly rebuilt transmission for your vehicle.

Signs that it's Time for a Transmission Fluid Exchange

Gear slippage could mean that you're due for a transmission fluid exchange. If your car suddenly pops out of tear, it may be because contaminants in old transmission fluid are impeding the fluid's flow. As a result, there's not enough hydraulic pressure to keep the vehicle in gear. Polluted fluid may also cause lunging/surging, as well as gears shifting too slowly or quickly.

It's good practice to check your transmission fluid on a monthly basis. This way, you're much more likely to become aware if fluid-related issues are present. Typically, transmission fluid needs to be checked with the vehicle still running. This is because transmission fluid has a tendency to contract while cooling. In turn, cold transmission fluid could give you an inaccurate understanding of how much fluid you're driving with. If the fluid appears dark or is giving off an odor similar to burnt toast, then you could be due for an exchange. With these symptoms, there's also a chance that you'll need more in-depth transmission care.

Transmission fluid-related problems are sometimes catastrophic for transmissions. If you need a replacement transmission, contact Total Transmission Supply at (855) 907-0390. We'll set you up with an expertly rebuilt transmission for your vehicle. Feel free to give us a call today to order a transmission that can be shipped anywhere in the United States!


Total Transmission Supply Blog
Posted: November 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ