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When to get a transmission flush

What will happen if you don’t get a transmission flush?

We all know that regular maintenance is necessary for prolonging the lifespan of our vehicles. Just like our bodies will deteriorate without the proper care and attention, the same thing will happen to a machine that is out on the road for years on end racking up hundreds of thousands of miles on it. one of those necessary maintenance needs is a transmission flush. Find out what will happen if you don’t get a transmission flush by reading our blog!

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gear shift in a vehicleWhen to get a transmission flush

Are you a penny pincher? If so, it may be tempting to put off your transmission flush. It’s recommended that you get a transmission flush every 30,000 miles, but can you get away with waiting longer? Maybe, but its not worth the risk. The transmission fluid serves a vital purpose: it lubricates and manages the transmission to keep it operating smoothly. Without getting a transmission flush, you risk damaging the transmission and costing yourself hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars in the process.

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Signs you need a transmission flush

Of course, there may be situations where you need more frequent transmission flushes. There are a few different signs that indicate new transmission fluid is necessary, such as a grinding noise coming from under the hood, slippage when shifting gears, difficulty shifting gears, and a delay in movement after putting the vehicle in gear. Just because you notice one of these signs doesn’t mean it will point to the transmission all the way, but it’s best to bring the vehicle in to get it checked out and make sure.

Spare yourself the costs of a damaged transmission by scheduling a transmission flush every 30,000 miles or every two years, whichever comes first. We can take care of that here at Westgate Auto. Schedule a service appointment with us today!