This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Milex / Mr. Transmission. Ensuring that your vehicle’s manual or automatic transmission recieves the maintenance it deserves regularly gives you peace of mind knowing your transmission will gladly give you tens of thousands of more miles in the years to come.
Manual Transmission Regular Maintenance
Most manufacturers recommend changing your transmission fluid and inspecting your transmission for any signs of trouble every 30,000 to 50,000 miles depending, it can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. Some manufacturers even recommend this service every 15,000 miles. One thing is for sure, it won’t hurt your transmission to do it more often than required.
Automatic Transmission Regular Maintenance
While automatic transmissions are definitely unique compared to manual transmissions, they require regular maintenance just the same. Most manufacturers have recommended servicing your automatic transmission every 30,000 to 60,000 miles with some recommending it even less often at up to 100,000 miles.
Many of our customers are relieved to find out that the odd noise they have been hearing under the hood won’t make a big impact on their bottom line! By putting a few dollars into vehicle maintenance, you could be saving yourself big bucks down the road!
The easiest transmission maintenance task you can perform on virtually any car, truck or sport utility vehicle is a transmission fluid level check. By simply checking the level of this critical fluid and adding it as necessary, you can avoid a very serious problem later on.
The second easiest bit of transmission maintenance you can do on a budget is a transmission fluid flush and exchange. This low-dollar item replaces the old, worn-down fluid in your transmission with fresh new premium transmission fluid.
Taking care of this often overlooked task will help your transmission operate reliably for years to come by preventing your transmission from making metal on metal contact.
Just like transmission maintenance, basic engine maintenance can save your family big bucks in a hurry. By doing a few simple things to prevent internal component wear like changing your oil at regular intervals, replacing your air filter and fuel filter, or even just checking to make sure your coolant levels are in the operable range; you can usually avoid bigger problems in the future.
Cooling System Maintenance
discuss how regular maintenance on transmissions, engine (oil, cooling system) and AC can be repaired with a little bit of maintenance. Each of those repairs can be expensive, but avoided for a very low relative cost.
Most of us know that the engine and transmission in our vehicle are the some of the main components of our car, truck or SUV. Being that they are main components, any signs of trouble should be quickly investigated to prevent the problem from progressing. By catching a problem while it is still small, you can save big bucks on a more costly repair down the road.
Transmission Fluid Leak
There are a multitude of places that a transmission fluid leak can originate from, and they’re not all expensive! Small components like sensors and solenoids penetrate the transmission case and use small seals to prevent fluid from escaping. When these small seals go bad, it results in a transmission leak.
Transmissions, especially automatic transmissions need that fluid to operate. When an automatic transmission loses about 1 liter of fluid, it can no longer operate. Manual transmissions can lose almost that much too, but they will usually still move the vehicle after that. But beware, once you have lost that much transmission fluid, you can very easily damage your transmission by operating it.
Rough Shifting & Slipping
Rough shifting & slipping can be caused by a variety of problems, but very frequently are caused by aging or deteriorated transmission fluid. Believe it or not, transmission fluid can very literally “wear out”. This means it loses the properties that make it so perfect for transmissions.
By simply exchanging your transmission fluid, you stand a good chance of alleviating many of your rough shifting problems as well as give your transmission better ability to put that engine power to the ground.