Transmission Flush: When does your car or truck need it?by KC Martin Transmissions on 06/06/16
Your car is a major investment and you want to make sure that you protect vehicle by taking proper care and maintenance. This will help your car or truck to run longer and need less major repairs. One regular maintenance that you need to help your car perform better and extend the life of your vehicle, is a transmission flush. How will a transmission flush help your car and how do you know when you need it? We have outlined some of the benefits of a flush as well as basic signs to look for below.
A transmission flush is a process that entails taking out all the old transmission fluid and transmission fluid deposits out of the car and then adding fresh fluid. During this process flush equipment will be hooked up to your car and it uses pressure to push cleaning solvents through the transmission system. A timely transmission flush will prolong the life of your car’s transmission and make sure deposits and contaminants are not effecting your vehicle.
When do you know that you need a flush? First off you will want to check your car’s owner manual and see when the manufacture recommends this service. Usually a vehicle will need a flush about every two years or 30,000 miles. A sign that you may need a transmission flush sooner is if your transmission is acting abnormally—such as delaying movement or surging the vehicle as gears are shifting. Your car may do this when there is a build-up of contaminants that are inhibiting the regular movement of the car.
Another sign to watch out for is if you are having problems with the gears slipping; as that may be an indicator of not enough fluid in the transmission. One additional sign that you can watch out for is unusual sounds coming from your transmission. When there is a buildup of sludge it may start creating noises that you have not heard before. If this happens take your car in immediately to get the fluid inspected.
Do you have any additional questions about a transmission flush? At KC Martin Transmission we have decades of experience performing transmission flushes to BOTH automatic and manual transmissions. Just give us a call or bring in your car today. We can help you determine if it is the right time to get a transmission flush or if your car may be in need of other maintenance. We look forward to talking with you.