When Does My Car Need a Transmission Flush?

When Should You Schedule a Transmission Flush?

A vital part of the health of your transmission is the transmission fluid in your engine, which provides the hydraulic strength and lubrication required for the engine to work correctly. However, this fluid gets dirty over time, which can cause your engine to break down if it is not flushed and replaced. In this article, we will walk you through some of the reasons why a transmission flush is so vital to the overall health of your vehicle.

If your car, truck, or SUV is overdue for a transmission flush, come see us at Cottman Transmission and Total Car Care in Greensboro, North Carolina, today to have one of our service technicians take a look at your vehicle’s transmission.

What is a Transmission Flush?

Transmission fluid absorbs foreign particles such as dirt, grime, and contaminants over time that can interfere with the transmission’s overall functionality. After an extended amount of time, dirty transmission fluid can cause more friction and heat to be produced by your transmission, which can eventually develop into sludge deposits and interfere with shifting and acceleration.

A transmission flush is a method for extracting from a vehicle’s transmission old transmission fluid and replacing it with fresh fluid. To flush the transmission fluid out of your engine, flushing the transmission fluid typically involves connecting your transmission to a professional-grade machine, which flushes out the old transmission fluid and replaces it with new transmission fluid to keep your transmission cool and lubricated.

Flushing the transmission fluid should typically be performed every 30,000 to 50,000 miles or every 3 to 5 years. However, every vehicle is different, so you should consult with your car’s manual to see when your manufacturer recommends flushing your vehicle’s transmission fluid.

We understand that this process may seem like an expensive repair, the life of your transmission can be significantly prolonged by flushing your car’s transmission fluid. Much like all preventive maintenance services, the cost and time of this repair will save you from costly transmission repairs down the road.

Schedule Your Transmission Flush with Cottman Transmission and Total Car Care Today

At Cottman Transmission and Total Car Care, we provide quality car repair and maintenance services, including transmission flush services, to all of our customers in Greensboro, North Carolina, and the surrounding communities. If your vehicle is due for a service appointment, give us a call today to schedule your next service.