Many manufacturers recommend a transmission flush every 30,000 miles or 2 years. However, not all recommend this frequently – some suggest a flush only every 100,000 miles, and others don’t recommend a transmission flush at all. A transmission flush can extend the life of your transmission.
What does it cost to do a transmission flush?
A typical transmission flush will cost around $150. A transmission flush on smaller cars may cost in the low $100s while it may cost more than $200 on larger vehicles. A good rule of thumb is that a flush costs about twice as much as a fluid change.
How do you know if you need a transmission flush?
The 5 signs include: 1) strange noises or even grinding coming from the transmission, 2) you experience problems shifting gears, 3) you experience some slippage when shifting gears, 4) unexplained surging of you vehicle, and 5) delay in movement after placing the vehicle in gear.
How often should I flush my transmission?
Depending on what the manufacturer recommends, you may need to get a transmission flush every 30,000 miles or two years. In some cases, your owner’s manual may suggest waiting until your car reaches 100,000 miles. Your best bet is to check your manual and consult with our technicians.
What is a transmission flush and why are they necessary?
A transmission flush is a process that clears old fluid from the transmission of a motor vehicle and replaces it with new fluid. This process also helps to remove residue from the converters, coolers and cooler lines. There is some difference of opinion about whether transmission flushes are necessary.
How often should I have a transmission flush?
In most cases, getting a transmission flush every 30,000 miles, or every two years or so is sufficient.
Do you recommend doing a transmission flush?
If the manufacturer recommends a transmission flush, it is probably advisable to have the service performed. However, it is true that not all manufacturers recommend this service at frequent intervals. It is not uncommon for flushes to be performed only every 100,000 miles.
Is a transmission flush a good idea?
Most auto manufacturers suggest 100,000 miles for transmission service but that is too long. It better to be safe than sorry so it is still a good idea to perform a transmission flush service every 3 years or 50,000 miles. This could save you a tremendous amount of money and headaches in the long run.