Everything You Need To Know About Transmission Fluid
Transmission Fluid Keeps You Moving
What is Transmission Fluid?
Transmission fluid lubricates your transmission system’s many moving and interlocking parts. It’s important to keep these parts lubricated because friction between them can cause a build-up of heat that can lead to catastrophic transmission failure, leaving you stranded on the side of the road. There are different types of transmission fluid, often separated by the type of transmission they’re meant to lubricate. For example, there are automatic transmission fluids and manual transmission fluids. Your certified technician will let you know which type of fluid is best for your vehicle and on what schedule you should have the transmission system flushed and the fluid replaced. If you’re unsure what your card needs, ask the experts at Dynamic Automotive in Libertytown, MD, for advice. They’ll be happy to help.
What does Transmission Fluid Do?
As mentioned above, transmission fluid lubricates the moving parts of your transmission system. For automatic vehicles, transmission fluid also provides hydraulic pressure and friction to ensure the parts of the transmission system work together. Transmission fluid also works as a coolant to move the heat produced by the friction of moving parts in your transmission. As you can see, clean, debris-free transmission fluid is vital to the health of your transmission and vehicle. That’s why car manufacturers recommend regularly having the transmission fluid flushed from and replaced in your vehicle. Most transmission fluids have a lifespan of between 30,000 and 100,000 miles. Speak with your mechanic about the type of transmission fluid your vehicle needs and how often it should be changed.
Let Us Help You
The team at Dynamic Automotive in Libertytown, MD, is here for all your transmission repair and maintenance services. The certified technicians are ready to inspect, diagnose, and repair any problems with your transmission, including flushing and replacing the transmission fluid on the maintenance schedule you have agreed upon with them. Suppose you find puddles under your vehicle, have difficulty shifting gears, or smell burning when driving. In that case, you should bring your car to the team for service and maintenance. The sooner you do, the less likely you are to suffer a catastrophic transmission failure leaving you to deal with the accompanying expensive and time-consuming repairs. Call them today to make an appointment to have your vehicle inspected and repaired, or stop by the shop in Libertytown to speak with the team in person.