You’ve more than likely heard of the term or read it in your vehicles’ maintenance recommendations – the transmission fluid flush. But what does a transmission fluid flush actually consist of, and is it important to your vehicle’s overall health?
A transmission fluid flush is a service that is usually recommended every 80,000 km or so, or as recommended by your vehicle’s manufacturer. This service is typically considered a preventative maintenance item, although it may be needed if you are having transmission problems.
A transmission flush is the process in which all of the fluid inside your transmission is removed, then the system is flushed out using a special machine to remove grime and sludge buildup. Then, new transmission fluid is added back in.
The key benefits from this fluid flush is to boost your vehicle’s overall performance and lifespan. It also protects your vehicle’s transmission system by keeping it properly lubricated and ensures that it continues to run smoothly. Transmission repairs can be extensive, so preventative transmission maintenance will end up saving you time and money in the long run.
If you have any additional questions regarding a transmission fluid flush or you’re due for the service, give us a call here at ABR Houston today!