You’ve heard it before: a transmission flush is a service you simply can’t skip. However, we’re not all mechanics, so it can be difficult to understand why we need this crucial service. A transmission flush can help extend the life of your transmission, so how does it work?
To help prolong the life of your transmission you need to make sure that the fluids that run through it every day are clean. When a transmission is flushed, old fluid is removed with a drain plug and new fluid is added. The combination gives the transmission a “cleanse” that helps to reduce strain on the individual parts within it.
By removing much of this old fluid, you’re also removing any buildup that has occurred over the life of the vehicle and clearing residue from the transmission. Residue can contaminate the fluid and put stress on the transmission as it works, so this is a critical element to the flush process.
When the process is completed, you can be assured that your transmission will operate better and it may even prolong the life of your transmission. Transmission repair and replacements are some of the most expensive services that can be performed on your vehicle, so this is a service you definitely don’t want to miss.
To know when your vehicle is in need of a transmission flush, consult with your owner’s manual. Or you can consult with Windsor Nissan to determine whether or not your vehicle is ready for a flush. If you can do any one thing to improve the life of your vehicle, you shouldn’t overlook it. Consider a transmission flush one of the ways you can do just that.