Transmission Flush in Summerside, PEI
Why should I get this done?
Once every 80,000 kms or so we recommend a transmission flush. A transmission flush is a procedure to remove old automatic transmission fluid (ATF), sludge and grime from a vehicle’s transmission and replace it with fresh fluid. The purpose of ATF is to cool and lubricate your automatic transmission. Over time, transmission fluid collects foreign particles that can interfere with these functions – causing your transmission to generate more friction and heat. Eventually these particles can build up into sludge deposits in your transmission and interfere with shifting and acceleration.
A transmission flush helps maximize the lifespan and performance of your automatic transmission – one of the most expensive vehicle parts to replace. A clue that it may be time to flush the fluid is the color, fresh fluid is bright red whereas older fluid can be a dark red or brown. Another sign is that your transmission is slipping, if you hear the engine engage but your vehicle seems to respond out of sync, you could have ineffective ATF or a leak. Another way to tell if it’s time for a transmission flush is that the shifting feels or sounds different.
Keeping up with your vehicle’s maintenance is always something we recommend but some do hold a higher priority. Transmission flushes are one of those higher priority items. Nobody wants to have to replace a transmission. Getting regular transmission flushes can prevent damage and save you money in the long run.
Quick List of Benefits
Maximizes the lifespan and performance of your transmission
Saves you money