When thinking about the services your car needs regularly it can seem overwhelming. It’s important not to forget about the fluids in your car that keep it running well. Some fluids need to be flushed and replaced more often than others, and some may get pushed to the wayside. One of these auto fluids that often gets forgotten but should be taken care of is the transmission fluid. Your car’s transmission is made up of a lot of moving parts that constantly need lubrication. Transmission fluid is a slippery liquid that acts as this lubricant in both automatic and manual transmissions. Your car needs the transmission fluid to be changed, and our Orlando auto service center can do that for you!
When does transmission fluid need to be changed?
The owner’s manual of your vehicle should indicate the manufacturers’ suggestions as to when the transmission fluid needs to be changed. Our Orlando Toyota service technicians typically suggest changing this fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles if you drive a car with a manual transmission. For a vehicle with an automatic transmission, our auto service professionals suggest a transmission fluid change every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. If you drive more frequently or under rough conditions, it is better for the transmission if you have the fluid changed more often.
If you neglect getting a transmission flush from our Orlando auto service center, serious problems could arise. If you begin to hear odd noises coming from underneath your car, or you feel that your vehicle is shifting through gears smoothly, then you may be in need of a transmission fluid flush or change.
A flush completely removes all old transmission fluid that may have thickened or gathered debris using a machine that clears the lines and parts of the transmission thoroughly. After removing aged transmission fluid, our reliable auto service experts replace it with fresh fluid that will keep your car shifting smoothly. A transmission fluid change relies on the effects of gravity to purge the old transmission fluid in your vehicle. While it removes the old fluid, it may not effectively remove the debris or old built-up fluid.
Auto service is affordable in Orlando!
If you’ve been neglecting transmission service because of the price and the hassle, you don’t have to worry. At our friendly Toyota Service Center in Orlando, we offer auto service at an affordable rate. You don’t have to break the bank to get your car back in tiptop shape. If you’re bringing your car in for a transmission fluid change, don’t forget about the other fluids in your car!
- Motor Oil: The oil in your engine should be changed every 5,000 to 6,000 miles depending on the type of motor oil in your engine.
- Radiator Fluid: Coolant in your radiator should be flushed and changed every 24 to 36 months or 25,000 to 35,000 miles.
- Washer Fluid: You should refill your washer fluid or have it refilled whenever it gets too low!
If you want to schedule an appointment at our Orlando Toyota Service Center, give us a call at (866) 945-0493!