Having the fluid within your transmission case flushed and replaced 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.

Over time, leaks in the transmission can develop. The symptoms may not seem obvious at first, but as more and more fluid is lost, the transmission has a harder and harder time smoothly shifting gears. Finding these leaks and correcting the issue is part of the comprehensive suite of automotive services provided by the friendly staff at Thompson Automotive in Englewood.

Routine Transmission Maintenance from Proven Professionals

Most vehicle manufacturers recommend replacing your transmission fluid every 30,000 miles. Depending on the type of transmission in your vehicle, Automatic, CVT or Manual, a transmission fluid service is performed by replacing the old fluid with the correctly rated fluid per manufacturer recommendations.

For a manual or CVT transmission a basic drain and fill is all that is required. But for an automatic transmission there are two different methods that may be used. The first option is to drain the old fluid by dropping the oil pan. Next the technician would reseal the oil pan, and then fill the transmission with the correct fluid. The problem with this method is that less than half of the fluid capacity will come out, so you end up mixing old fluid with new! We believe our customers deserve a far better service, so we perform the second option – A complete transmission flush using BG Automatic Transmission Fluid Flush System.

If you’re not sure about the condition of your transmission fluid, just stop into Thompson Automotive and receive an evaluation of your transmission. We’ll do the work of checking to see what the manufacturer recommends, and we’ll match that with the right service or repairs, so you can get back on the road as soon as possible.

If we find that your transmission has more complicated issues that need more advanced work, we’ll let you know and recommend the best course of action. In most cases, we can replace problematic transmissions with a rebuilt unit that can save you a significant amount of money and requires less down time than repairs.

Don’t Risk Transmission Failure – Make an Appointment Today

Neglected transmissions almost always cause critical failures down the road. To mitigate the risk of your transmission exhibiting faults, make an appointment with an ASE-certified mechanic at Thompson Automotive. We’ll perform an expert transmission flush along with a complimentary evaluation to determine if any other servicing or repairs are needed. As always, every job we perform is backed with a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

Getting the most out of your transmission requires high-quality routine maintenance performed by experts in the automotive service industry. In Englewood, your resource for professional automotive service is Thompson Automotive – we’re standing by to deliver great customer service and reliable maintenance for your car, truck, van, or SUV. Call or email us today and inquire about a transmission fluid flush, and be sure to ask about our “not just an oil change” oil change!