Transmission Fluid Change in Fremont, CA
Among fluid exchange services offered by Fremont Auto Center, transmission fluid exchange, also referred to as transmission fluid flush or just transmission flush is probably one of the most important services. It can extend transmission life and save you thousands in repair costs.
The reason why we need to exchange transmission fluid is that over time, both due to passage of time and heat, transmission fluid suffers loss of some of its chemical and mechanical properties. It also picks up moisture, dirt, metal shavings, and non-metallic friction material from internal parts. Such dirty transmission fluid can accelerate transmission wear, resulting in premature transmission failure, and thousands of dollars in repair expenses.
How can I tell if my vehicle needs transmission fluid exchange?
Unfortunately, there is no easy way for the car owner to tell when transmission fluid needs to be exchanged. The time interval differs depending on the manufacturer of the vehicle, the type of driving you do (the more stop-and-go traffic, the greater wear on the transmission). The rule of thumb says that transmission fluid flush should be performed every 50,000 miles for vehicles with manual transmissions, and every 30,000 to 40,000 miles for vehicles with automatic transmission. At Fremont Auto Center we can test the quality of the transmission fluid, and based on the test results, will let you know if transmission flush is recommended.
My vehicle has permanently sealed transmission, so it does not need a transmission flush, right?
You would think so – but it is not the case. Many newer cars have “permanently sealed transmissions” and manufacturer claims it’s good for the “lifetime of the transmission” – this is true. However, they usually don’t mention that we can extend the lifetime of that transmission by performing transmission fluid flush. “Permanently sealed transmission” is a misnomer – professionals can perform transmission fluid exchanges on the “sealed” transmissions, and transmission fluid exchange brings the same benefits to the “permanently sealed transmission” as it does to the regular one – it extends the life of the transmission.
At Fremont Auto Center we offer transmission fluid exchange that removes physical contaminants and restores proper chemical and mechanical transmission fluid properties. Our technicians are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE), and they can perform transmission fluid test – based on the condition of the transmission fluid, they will let you know if transmission fluid flush is recommended. Transmission fluid exchange can be completed in one day, so you can drop off you vehicle in the morning, and pick it up at the end of the day, ready for the road.
At Fremont Auto Center we are passionate about the work we do, and all vehicles receive free digital vehicle inspection with service or repairs. All work performed at Fremont Auto Center is backed by 2 year / 24,000 mile warranty. Call us for appointment, or make an appointment online.