Transmission service is one of those regular vehicle maintenance items that can be easy to overlook. Because it doesn’t have to happen very often, many times it ends up not happening at all. Whether your vehicle has an automatic or manual transmission, it is important not to forget about this critical maintenance item.
There is not a simple answer to how often you need transmission service. It partly depends on how you drive your vehicle and the operating temperature of the transmission over time. Hotter temperatures break down the transmission fluid faster. The most common cause of transmission failure is that the transmission fluid broke down over time because of overheating and was not replaced in time. For most vehicles, getting transmission service every 20,000-30,000 miles is an appropriate interval. Because every vehicle is different, you should consult your manufacturer’s handbook for a specific guideline about your vehicle's service needs.
Generally speaking, regular transmission service equals a properly maintained transmission. Taking care of your transmission usually means that your transmission will last for the life of your vehicle, and since transmission replacement is one of the most expensive repairs, it is definitely one you will want to avoid if possible. Regular transmission service is significantly cheaper than repairing or replacing your transmission.
Another important aspect of taking care of your transmission is how you drive. Taking care of your vehicle by driving responsibly can extend the life of many different parts, including the transmission, the brakes and more. It also improves your fuel economy and saves you money.
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