Our car’s transmission endures a lot of wear and tear over its lifetime. Some manufacturers recommend a transmission flush to keep your vehicle healthy. Here are the main things you should know about what a transmission flush is and how it works for your car’s benefit.
How it Works
Basically, a transmission flush is just what it sounds like. The old oil is removed and a solution is run through the transmission to clean the sludge and any blockage. Once cleaned, new oil is replaced. It’s a way to ensure that all of the old oil is out and the transmission is cleaned and ready to run smoothly. Some mechanics recommend a flush around every 30,000 miles. You should check your manual or ask your manufacturer rep for information on your vehicle.
Signs You Need a Flush
There are a few signs your car may need a transmission flush. Grinding, problems shifting, surging, and delay in movements all indicate that a flush may be in order. It’s important to understand, however, that these signs may indicate more than just some sludge build up. Once the technicians are inside your engine, they should be able to help let you know what’s really going on.
What to Expect
The price of a transmission flush can vary. Luxury brands cost more, as usual. Makes, models, car year, and location all factor into the cost. You can ball-park about $150-300 for the flush. It’s not the cheapest fix ever, but it definitely can help prevent something much worse and more expensive.
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