When you are looking for auto repair Stafford CT, call Deane’s Auto & Truck Repair. We provide high quality and comprehensive auto repair solutions in Tolland County. There has been a lot of buzz around transmission fluid. A common fallacy to not change the fluid is that it is old and your vehicle might not be able to adapt to the new fluid. Well, that is not true.
The truth is that if you do not change your transmission fluid on time, it will turn into gunk. This can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle because eventually, it will damage the gears and they will not shift. Even if you do believe that new fluid will cause gears to slip, then why put yourself in the problem in the first place? Simply change the transmission oil at the right intervals to get your car ‘used to’ new fluids.
When Should Transmission Fluid be Changed?
It depends on your vehicle – you can check your owner’s manual to see the intervals and also the type of oil you should use. But you also need to check the fluid at regular intervals and here is how to do it.
- Park on a level surface and let your engine warm up. The engine will remain running during the entire process, unless your owner’s manual says otherwise.
- Locate the transmission dipstick and pull it out.
- Wipe the dipstick with a clean paper towel and look at the color of the fluid
- Reddish Pink means that the fluid is new
- Brown with little or no pink means that you need to change the fluid
Remember, dirty fluid does not provide efficient lubrication and ignoring it can lead to transmission damage, resulting in huge auto repair costs. Call 860-851-9048. We look forward to meeting you.