Keeping up with your vehicle’s transmission is key to having a smooth and safe driving experience. Like an oil change, your vehicle should also receive routine transmission services.
Manual Transmission Service
Transmission fluid can become easily contaminated over time as metal gears and bearings inside the transmission start to wear down. As the parts wear down, the metal particles float around in the transmission fluid causing the transmission to lose its lubrication over time. If the contaminated fluid remains undrained, your vehicle’s transmission will likely have a shorter life. It is recommended that manual transmission vehicles should receive transmission services every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.
Automotive Transmission Service
Like manual transmission vehicles, the transmission fluid in an automatic transmission car can become contaminated; however, the way the transmission fluid becomes contaminated is a bit different. Automatic transmissions actually generate heat that causes the transmission fluid to break down and degrade with use over time. Un-flushed transmission fluid results can also result in a transmission’s life to be shortened. It is recommended that automatic transmissions receive transmission services every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.
Signs That You May Need a Transmission Service
- You hear grinding noises while the engine is running
- Trouble shifting gears
- Your car does not move when you push the gas pedal
- Your car slips between gears
Need a Transmission Service?
If you have noticed any of the above signs or would like to receive a transmission service, Earl Copeland Auto Services has the transmission services your car needs to continue to run with ease. Whether you need a transmission repair service or a fuel injection replacement, we are here for you! Give us a call or schedule an appointment for a quote on our transmission services for your vehicle.