Your vehicle needs many different kinds of fluid to reduce friction, wash away debris, absorb heat, and lubricate fast-moving parts with small mechanical tolerances. All of these fluids are important to the function and health of your vehicle. But easily one of the most important parts is your transmission fluid, without which your car or truck’s transmission would become severely damaged and cease to function very quickly.
Within your transmission, heavy and fast-moving gears interact directly to mechanically transmit power from the engine to the front wheels, back wheels, or both. The fluid lubricates and cools these gears, and without it, catastrophic damage will occur very rapidly.
Many modern vehicles can go for their entire operational lives without ever having the transmission fluid changed, or even checked. This is possible because the transmission is a closed system that has been developed over many years to remain powerfully sealed against debris and contaminants from outside. It is designed that way because if any particles or impurities find their way into your transmission fluid, it could damage the system very quickly. But because transmission fluid is so critical, it is recommended that it be checked about every 100,000 miles. This is the minimum threshold to be reasonably safe from the severe damage that compromised transmission fluid can cause.
If you’ve never heard of someone having their transmission fluid changed, that’s because it’s relatively unusual. However, should your transmission fluid become compromised by impurities or begin to leak, the consequences can be very serious.
Not only can it cause significant damage to your transmission, but it can make your vehicle unsafe to drive. That’s why transmission fluid inspections every 100,000 miles is the standard recommendation. Many times, transmission fluid will last longer than the vehicle itself. But because of the catastrophic damage and danger posed by old or compromised fluid, regular inspections are needed.
Here at John Amato Nissan of Milwaukee in , Shorewood, West Allis, and Wauwatosa, WI – our certified, experienced and professional mechanics know your transmission fluid and the needs of your transmission through and through. We’ll ensure your transmission fluid is in top working condition and perform a full replacement service if necessary. To learn more about the importance of healthy transmission fluid, and to schedule, an appointment, call, find us online, or stop by today. Our service professionals are standing by to answer all of your questions.
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