Your vehicle’s transmission is tasked with converting power from the engine to the output shaft as efficiently as possible. This complex assembly of gears relies on specialized fluid to keep friction at a minimum while keeping the transmission cool enough to operate with little wear and tear. However, transmission fluid doesn’t last forever, and most vehicles require regular transmission fluid flushes — especially manual transmission vehicles where use can be more impactful.

Having the fluid within your transmission housing flushed and replenished with new fluid is one of the best ways to keep your vehicle operating smoothly for as many miles as possible. Because smooth shifting relies on a cooled, lubricated transmission, there is a constant need for clean, well-maintained transmission fluid to do the job. Unfortunately, over time, leaks in the transmission can develop, and debris can collect within the transmission. The symptoms may not seem obvious at first, but as more and more fluid is lost and debris continually builds up, the transmission has a harder and harder time smoothly shifting gears. Finding these leaks and flushing transmissions are part of our comprehensive suite of automotive services provided by the friendly staff at Thompson Automotive here in Englewood.

If you’re ready to have your vehicle’s transmission fluid flushed, or if you’re curious about the recommended interval for your specific vehicle and the demands you place on its engine, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We can answer your questions and schedule an appointment to get your vehicle into the auto shop! We specialize in providing service for Acura, Honda, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Toyota vehicles. If you’re still curious about the importance of routine transmission fluid flushes, feel free to continue reading for additional information.