You can’t expect your vehicle to stay in good shape mile after mile if you don’t take good care of it, and keeping your transmission in working order is a big part of that. In addition to having your transmission checked every once in a while, you also need to make sure your transmission fluid is good.
Without good transmission fluid, you’re going to put your transmission through a lot more wear and tear. Although you don’t need to change your transmission fluid as often as you change your oil, it’s equally important to make sure you’re doing it right. Lucky for you, Rapids Honda offers excellent service for Hondas in Coon Rapids, MN, no matter what model you drive.
Your car’s engine is filled with lots of large metal parts that make contact with each other, and the only way to prevent wear and tear on those parts is to lubricate them. Most parts simply use oil, but your transmission is a little different because it needs both lubrication and hydraulic fluid. Both of these roles are filled by transmission fluid, which is essentially a combination of oil for lubrication and hydraulic fluid.
Just like other fluids, transmission fluid can eventually go bad and require changing. However, you don’t need to change your transmission fluid nearly as often as you need to change your oil. Transmission fluid may not work because it’s old, ineffective or low, unlike oil which tends to become full of dirt and debris in a relatively short period of time. While your manufacturer may recommend something different depending on your vehicle, most manufacturers recommend you do a transmission fluid exchange once every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.