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For a fast transmission fluid change in Paradise, NV that you can finish on your lunch break, stop in or call United Transmission Auto Care Center of LV. United Transmission is Las Vegas's leading authority on transmission repair. That is why more people trust us for quality, comprehensive transmission service.
Why Changing Your Transmission Fluid is Important
Since a motor vehicle has many hot, moving, and grinding metal parts, it is essential that your vehicle's fluids are always fresh and topped-off. Keeping fluids like your motor oil and engine coolant clean and full will extend the life of your vehicle for years, protecting it from excessive wear and tear and premature failure along the way. The same principle applies to your transmission fluid!
How Often Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?
The manufacturer's recommendation for transmission fluid changes for most automatic transmissions calls for once every 100,000 miles or so. However, you should be changing your transmission fluid every 50,000 miles as a rule of thumb. Not only will changing your transmission fluid more frequently help protect your transmission better, but it also gives our mechanics a chance to find trouble before it becomes a real problem.
Should I Use an Additive?
If you are experiencing problems with your transmission, such as slipping, there are many excellent transmission fluid additives on the market that can give your transmission an extra layer of protection and extend its life substantially, such as Lucas Transmission Fix.
A simple additive in older vehicles can stop or prevent transmission slip, and serve as a coating or lubricant to protect the metal components within the transmission. If you don't have the money for a full-fledged transmission replacement or repair, using such asn additive might be a viable and affordable option for you to get further use out of your vehicle.
Should You Change Your Transmission Fluid by Yourself?
You may be thinking, "Can't I just buy five quarts of transmission fluid and change it myself?" The answer is, "Maybe." For most people, even those who have the know-how and the tools to flush a transmission system, it's often easier to take their vehicle to a transmission shop like United Transmission Auto Care Center LV. Indeed, changing the transmission fluid means draining the old fluid out. But you can't just drain it, you have to flush it!
If the old transmission fluid is left in the transmission when new fluid is added, or of the metal shavings aren't removed from the transmission pan, the new transmission oil is just going to get contaminated as soon as you start your engine. Further, different vehicles take different amounts and different kinds of transmission fluid. For example, most automatic transmissions take an ATF transmission fluid, while most manual transmissions use conventional gear oil.
Schedule Your Appointment or Stop in
If you need a transmission shop in Paradis, NV, or if you want to get your transmission checked out, give us a call or stop by United Transmission Auto Care Center LV.Transmission Shop Paradise NV
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