The transmission is one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Unfortunately, the transmission is also an area that is prone to suffer faults, which can lead to the need for expensive and time-consuming repairs.
However, there is one way to ensure that your vehicle’s transmission is always in the best possible condition: a transmission flush. At HB Auto & AC, we have performed thousands of transmission flushes over the years, and have seen the incredible difference this procedure can make to the reliability of a vehicle. Below, we’ve put together a simple guide to everything you need to know about your transmission and the potential benefits that you will experience should you opt for a flush.
The transmission allows your vehicle to change gears while you are driving. In many vehicles, the transmission is automatic – i.e. gears are changed without input from the driver. In manual vehicles, the gears are changed by the driver, usually via a stick-shift. A lubricant – a transmission fluid – is used to ease the process of each gear shift in both automatic and manual transmissions. When working well, gear changes should be almost undetectable to the driver, occurring smoothly and without noticeable noise.
Benefits of Transmission Flush
A smooth transmission between gears is vital for the overall health of the engine. To achieve this, a periodic transmission flush is an important maintenance procedure.
A transmission flush begins by completely draining the existing transmission fluid from the transmission. When the transmission is completely empty, a specially-designed cleaning solution is flushed through the system via an external machine. This allows for dirt and debris to be effectively removed from the system. When the flush part of the procedure is complete, new fluid is added, and the transmission will be in excellent working order.
A transmission flush is a maintenance procedure rather than a conventional “fix”. The aim is to ensure that by regularly clearing the transmission and replacing the fluid, the possibility of the need for repairs in future is greatly reduced.
Considering all of the above, obtaining preventative transmission services such as a flush is vital to ensuring your vehicle is always in the best possible condition – and also helps to prevent you from having to fund expensive repairs in the future. At HB Auto, we believe that proper preventative services can always ensure that your transmission is always in the best possible working order, with no gear slipping or fluid dripping.
What are the signs your vehicle needs a transmission flush?
You experience problems shifting gears, such as slippage.
- You hear strange noises – such as grinding – from the transmission when it is changing gear.
- You may also notice that your vehicle ‘surges’; suddenly accelerates forwards or backwards for no discernible reason and without express direction from you.
The above are signs that your vehicle urgently requires inspection of its transmission and, in all probability, a transmission flush would be beneficial. However, your vehicle may also require a transmission flush without any obvious symptoms. For optimal transmission care, you should opt for a flush every two years or – if it occurs sooner – every 30,000 to 40,000 miles. Preventative transmission services can save you a huge amount of time, money, and inconvenience in the future, and we at HB Auto & AC would be delighted to assist you in achieving these goals.
Is the transmission the only part of a vehicle that can benefit from being flushed?
Not at all! At HB Auto & AC, we provide a variety of different fluid flushes, such as a fuel injection service, brake fluid flushes, and coolant flushes. If you wish to combine your transmission flush with these other beneficial maintenance procedures, we will be more than happy to accommodate your request.
Why choose HB Auto & AC for your transmission flush?
- At HB Auto & AC, we are dedicated to ensuring our customers are able to extend the life of their vehicles through proper maintenance procedures. Our aim is to help you save time and money by maintaining your vehicle in such a way that the possibility of requiring repairs is greatly diminished.
- We are able to work with a variety of different car makes, including: BMW, Audi, Land Rover, Jeep, Honda, Acura, Cadillac, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Chevy, Subaru, Dodge, Chrysler, and more besides. This flexibility ensures that even if you change your vehicle, you can continue to rely on HB Auto & AC to meet all of your maintenance needs.
- All of our technicians and mechanics are ASE certified, so you can be sure your vehicle is always in the best possible hands.
Whether you wish to discuss our range of transmission services or anything else related to the maintenance of your vehicle, we at HB Auto & AC would be delighted to hear from you, so please do get in touch today!
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