Transmission Flush Services
The necessity of a transmission flush often goes unnoticed until serious problems arise. Transmission maintenance is an important service for the health of your vehicle. When done properly, a transmission fluid and filter change is an excellent way to prevent many issues arising in the future. Call our expert mechanics who will look up your make and model or Check your owner’s manual for the proper transmission maintenance schedule.
Transmission Flush vs. Fluid Change
A transmission flush drains all of the fluid in your vehicle’s transmission; new transmission fluid (and sometimes cleaning solutions) is then ran through the transmission using a special machine to push out grime and sludge, then it is filled up with new oil. Transmission flushes remove debris and sludge and replace 100% of the old fluid with fresh, clean quarts.
A fluid change, on the other hand, simply drains the old fluid using natural gravitational forces. Not all the fluid in the system is drained using this method and it does not flush out contaminants. A fluid change will only drain between 20-40% of the old fluid.
Call Global Automotive with any questions you have about transmission maintenance services or your vehicle. You can also schedule your Transmission Fluid Inspection or Transmission Flush Today by calling (540) 439-9090.
How Often Should My Vehicle Get a Transmission Flush?
Transmission Flushes should be performed every 30,000 miles or so. You should review your owner’s manual, however it is important to understand your driving habits and relay that information to a trained technician. Vehicles that often tow or drive through sand, dirt and other harsh terrain, may require earlier service.
All in all, a Transmission Flush or fluid change service is a low cost maintenance service that helps prevent costly transmission repairs and replacements. Talk to us today to see if this service is right for your vehicle.
Transmission fluid and filter change is an important preventative vehicle maintenance procedure, BUT this is not a solution for vehicles that already have problems. An inspection of current fluid can determine if your vehicle may already have an issue arising.
Getting a flush when you think there might be a problem can do more harm than good. It could make your transmission fail faster than it would have otherwise. The same applies for higher mileage vehicles that have never had their lines flushed. The goal of both fluid changes and transmission flushes is to extend transmission life and improve the performance of your vehicle. You should only trust a highly trained technician to determine what the best course of action will be for your vehicle.
Global Automotive’s experts are available to answer any questions you have regarding this service or others. We are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 to 5:00. You can reach us at (540) 439-9090.