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1441 N La Cadena Dr
Colton, CA 92324

Transmission fluid serves to lubricate various components of a vehicle’s transmission for the highest level of performance. Your type of vehicle (for example, manual with very little technology vs. automatic with a lot of electronics) determines the type that should be used. To make sure that you are using the correct transmission fluid, consult with your mechanic or your owner’s manual.

So what happens if you don’t change transmission fluid, you ask? Watch for these signs of trouble:

  1. Delayed Shifting. The transmission fluid has lost its pressure.
  2. Difficulty Shifting. A buildup of residue in the transmission fluid can cause the gears to change too fast, too slow, too abruptly, or too erratically. You may also hear grinding sounds or see unusually high RPMs before the gears shift.
  3. Slipping gears. If the friction material on the clutches and transmission bands cannot securely hold the gear in place, it can fall back out of that gear.
  4. Transmission Overheats. Pullover as soon as possible if you start to notice a burning smell or smokiness along with loss of power.

Changing your transmission fluid periodically will increase the lifespan of your transmission. On the other hand, if you never change it, you will have dirty and grimy fluid that will fail to lubricate and disperse heat very well.

A transmission service typically includes the following:

  • Cleaning and Removal of Grime – The transmission pan, gasket, sealing surface, and transmission case will be inspected and cleaned.
  • Replace Pan Gasket – If the pan gasket is too worn or cracked, it can starting leaking transmission fluid. It may need to be replaced.
  • Replace Transmission Filter – Clogged or dirty filters cause undue stress on a transmission.
  • Transmission Flush – A flush may be needed if there is a significant buildup of sludge or grime if you notice a burnt smell or f the existing fluid is too dark in color and has lost its effectiveness.

Tip to Remember: Many mechanics recommend a transmission fluid change or flush about every 50,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual and with your mechanic to determine what is right for your vehicle.

Wondering what happens if you don’t change transmission fluid? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about the recommended transmission service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

What happens if you don’t change transmission fluid? Ask your mechanic at Proshop Automotive for expert advice about when transmission service might be needed.

Transmission fluid serves to lubricate various components of a vehicle’s transmission for the highest level of performance. Your type of vehicle (for example, manual with very little technology vs. automatic with a lot of electronics) determines the type that should be used. To make sure that you are using the correct transmission fluid, consult with your mechanic or your owner’s manual.

So what happens if you don’t change transmission fluid, you ask? Watch for these signs of trouble:

  1. Delayed Shifting. The transmission fluid has lost its pressure.
  2. Difficulty Shifting. A buildup of residue in the transmission fluid can cause the gears to change too fast, too slow, too abruptly, or too erratically. You may also hear grinding sounds or see unusually high RPMs before the gears shift.
  3. Slipping gears. If the friction material on the clutches and transmission bands cannot securely hold the gear in place, it can fall back out of that gear.
  4. Transmission Overheats. Pullover as soon as possible if you start to notice a burning smell or smokiness along with loss of power.

Changing your transmission fluid periodically will increase the lifespan of your transmission. On the other hand, if you never change it, you will have dirty and grimy fluid that will fail to lubricate and disperse heat very well.

A transmission service typically includes the following:

  • Cleaning and Removal of Grime – The transmission pan, gasket, sealing surface, and transmission case will be inspected and cleaned.
  • Replace Pan Gasket – If the pan gasket is too worn or cracked, it can starting leaking transmission fluid. It may need to be replaced.
  • Replace Transmission Filter – Clogged or dirty filters cause undue stress on a transmission.
  • Transmission Flush – A flush may be needed if there is a significant buildup of sludge or grime if you notice a burnt smell or f the existing fluid is too dark in color and has lost its effectiveness.

Tip to Remember: Many mechanics recommend a transmission fluid change or flush about every 50,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual and with your mechanic to determine what is right for your vehicle.

Wondering what happens if you don’t change transmission fluid? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Proshop Automotive for more information about the recommended transmission service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Colton, CA, and the surrounding areas.

Esteban Gonzalez
Proshop AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Colton, CA

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1441 N La Cadena Dr, Colton, CA 92324909-777-9000service@proshopautomotive.net
Mon:08:00am - 05:00pm
Tue:08:00am - 05:00pm
Wed:08:00am - 05:00pm
Thu:08:00am - 05:00pm
Fri:08:00am - 05:00pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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