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Should I Get a Transmission Flush?

Reasons to Get A Transmission Flush

AAMCOLeesSummit  | 07/21/2015
Transmission Advice Auto Repair & Maintenance

Should I Get a Transmission Flush?
Is your car is having trouble when shifting gears? 
Is it acting sluggish or jerking as you push down on the accelerator? 
These are common car care issues that could have resulted from a transmission issue and your vehicle may require that you get a transmission flush. 

Keeping your vehicle in good condition is the key for a long life for your vehicle and to help avoid expensive transmission repairs down the road. 

Reasons to Get Transmission Service 
The transmission is one of the most intricate and hardest working components of your car’s engine. Avoiding proper maintenance can lead to the need for transmission repair.
Your vehicle’s transmission shifts gears within the motor and is fundamentally the powerhouse of the vehicle. It requires constant lubrication in the form of transmission fluid. Because the transmission works so hard, the transmission fluid is needed to protect it from oxidation and from the wear and tear of shifting and driving. A flush will remove old, degraded fluids and replace them with new, fresh fluids. A good flush should also involve a transmission servicing. Included in this service should be:
• Fluid drain and removal within the entire system
• Installing new pan gasket
• Installing new transmission filter
A transmission flush will help to reduce the need of transmission repair, help your vehicle shift gears easier and help to improve overall engine performance. 

What is the Benefit of getting a Flush?
Every 30,000 miles, your transmission starts to show signs of wear. Having you vehicle’s transmission serviced is usually not at top of mind for most people until they require major transmission repair work to be done. A transmission flush is important so that dirty fluid can be removed from the system and replaced with clean fluids. The benefit of a flush is that it helps to re-lubricate the system which contributes to your car running better.
What are the Risks of Not Servicing a Transmission?
Not getting any transmission treatment services can lead to costly transmission repairs. A filthy transmission is the result of aged brown fluid that oxidizes the parts over time. This can lead to sticky valves that can cause gears to slip and chatter. Making sure fluid levels are correct helps keep the entire transmission unit cool, as well as also cleaning the internal components of the transmission system. 

At AAMCO Lee’s Summit, we are the transmission experts. We know that routinely servicing your transmission can help to eliminate transmission repair work later down the line. Give us a call today, or stop in if you have any questions about transmission flushes or any other type of auto service or repair.

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