The transmission system is probably forgotten by most people when they think of auto servicing.
But remember that not all fluid changes are created equal. At Milt’s Service Garage, we perform the required services to keep you on the road. The most misunderstood part of the vehicle is, without question, the transmission.
On AWD or 4WD models, this also includes the transfer case. These components require maintenance, the most common of which is a fluid flush. Some manufacturers recommend flushing as soon as 30K miles. If you pull or tow with your car or truck, you should cut that mileage in half. You may also want to replace your transmission filter as well.
Now it gets complicated.
Most manufacturers use different fluids for their transmissions, transfer cases or differentials. In order to flush your vehicle’s transmission, transfer case or differential, we carry the most common fluids necessary to perform this service for all manufacturers.
Make sure to ask what fluid is being put into your driveline since they are all different. We see several cars and trucks a year that have had the wrong fluid added and will not shift any longer. Several transmissions were saved by simply adding the proper fluid, but some were not so lucky.
The unlucky ones will need new transmissions at considerable cost. Usually, untrained or uncaring staff were to blame for the failure. We take the extra time to identify the correct fluid and procedure to replace it.
So when was your last transmission service? It might be time now, and if it is, let an ASE-certified repair facility like ours perform the transmission service for you. We can also maintain your vehicle on a regular basis, monitor the performance of your vehicle, make recommendations and help you get the most out of your car or truck.