Do you want to save money and prevent auto repairs from cropping up down the road?
You can by taking care of your vehicle.
One way to maintain it is through an automatic transmission fluid exchange.
On Monday, Sydney and Jason performed an Automatic Transmission Fluid exchange on a 2010 Kia Forte.
They used a BG Transmission Fluid Exchange Machine.
“We hook it up in series to the car, and as the car is running it pumps out old fluid while the machine pumps in new fluid,” Sydney, a General Service Technician, explained.
For some vehicles, an automatic transmission fluid exchange is recommended every 35,000 to 45,000 miles. Others may not need it until they reach 120,000 miles.
The transmission fluid helps keep the transmission clean, so it’s important to change it regularly.
As the fluid breaks down, it doesn’t function the way it should.
Automatic transmissions use hydraulic pressure and clutch plates. If the hydraulic fluid isn’t at the right level or working correctly, it can do premature wear on the clutch, which can lead to transmission problems.
This article was written by HomeTowne Auto Repair & Tire, an authorized Michelin and BFGoodrich tire dealer in Woodbridge. The auto repair shop performs various services, including oil changes, alignments and computer engine diagnostics.