When to Change Your Transmission Fluid.
To understand why the time in between transmission fluid changes varies so much, you need to understand why you should change your transmission fluid in the first place.
What Does Transmission Fluid Do?
Also, the type of transmission fluid your car uses will determine how often you need to have it changed. Some transmission fluids are designed to last 30,000 miles while others are designed to last up to 100,000 miles.
How often you get your transmission fluid changed depends on whether you flush your entire system or just drain the pan. Your transmission may hold 8 to 15 quarts of fluid or more! If you simply drain the transmission fluid pan you will only change 3-6 quarts leaving lots of dirty fluid still in the system. This is an easier and less expensive way of changing your transmission fluid but will require more regular changes. The other option is to have a transmission fluid flush. Your mechanic will use a machine to exchange all the transmission fluid in your car with new clean transmission fluid. This is a more expensive option due to the extra fluid used and equipment it requires but will leave you with perfectly
Before you change your transmission fluid, it’s import to check the level and condition of the fluid in your vehicle. Checking the fluid level is important because once you’ve changed your transmission fluid, it is impossible to detect whether or not your transmission has a leak. If your fluid is full, but dirty, simply have your transmission fluid changed.