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Are Transmission Flushes Important?

Are Transmission Flushes Important?

One auto maintenance that often gets overlooked is a transmission flush. While it is not done as frequently as your other maintenance, like oil changes, tire rotations, and filter replacements, it is still necessary for the longevity of your vehicle. Read on to learn more about the importance of transmission flushes.   Like your engine, your transmission system relies on a fluid to keep its temperature at bay and keep all of its moving parts properly lubricated. Transmission fluid is usually a red-colored fluid used to minimize friction. As the fluid travels and absorbs heat day in and day out, the fluid is bound to break down over time. It will pick up dirt, clutch material, metal shavings, etc. The overall system will deteriorate if you leave old, contaminated fluid in your transmission for too long.    Therefore, a fluid flush is necessary to prevent problems down the line with your transmission. The process involves a professional technician emptying the old flui ... read more