How Often Should Transmission Fluid Be Changed?
You should change your transmission fluid regularly to get good automotive performance in our Scottsdale driving conditions. The recommended mileage could be anywhere from 15,000 to 100,000 miles. Many experts recommend changing the fluid and filter every 25,000 miles.
While some transmissions have drain plugs to remove the old fluid, most require a technician to remove the transmission oil pan. This is a messy job that Bridwell can take care of for you. When the pan is removed, the technician checks for metal shavings and debris. These are indicators of impending transmission problems. Usually only about half the oil is able to be removed from the unit. Much of the oil is left in the torque converter and cooler lines. Bridwell will make sure that the correct fluid is used to re-fill the transmission, using manufacturer quidelines.
If a transmission is shifting too early or too late, it may require an adjustment to the throttle cable. Throttle cables rarely go out of adjustment on their own. Mis-adjustments are usually due to other repair work or damage from an accident. Many problems that seem to be transmission problems disappear after a tune-up or engine performance related repair is completed.