Shifting gears in your vehicle is done by the transmission. In order for the transmission to properly operate and shift these gears effortlessly while the vehicle is in operation, transmission fluid is essential. This fluid allows the transmission system to keep the gears lubricated and shift with ease. It captures any debris that comes into the transmission and protects the system overall.
Like most fluids within the car, this fluid does wear out over time, and its ability to capture dirt and debris minimizes, putting the transmission at risk.
When you bring your car into the shop for a transmission fluid exchange service, a certified technician will flush the reservoir holding the transmission fluid from the system. Once the old fluid is flushed, it is replaced with new transmission fluid. In most cases, owners see a difference right away in the ease of their transmission and its shifting abilities. While changing the transmission fluid, these technicians will inspect the transmission and look for any leaks or damages that could be done.
This service should be conducted every 90k to 100k miles on your car. Having poor transmission fluid that has gone bad or maybe leaked out will cause significant damage to your transmission. This damage will be hundreds to thousands of dollars for either repair or replacement.
While some owners may attempt to conduct this service themselves, it is not recommended. Because the old fluid is to be flushed from the system, this should be done at the hands of a professional mechanic or certified technician.
Also, when you bring your vehicle into the shop to have the service conducted, they know exactly which transmission fluid will fit your car and its needs. For example, there are fluid types that vary based upon age and mileage of your car, that could be missed when attempting this service at home.
For our customers living in or around the Schaumburg IL area, it is time to call Zeigler Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for your next transmission fluid exchange service. Do not put this maintenance service off another day when the certified technicians are readily available to assist you with your needs.
We offer extended hours so our customers can drop off early in the morning before work, or visit us on Saturday when they are off. Many of our customers travel from nearby areas such as Elgin, Palatine, Arlington Heights, and Mt Prospect IL for our services.