Transmission Flush Service in Thornhill, ON
There are a number of fluids that flow through your vehicle to make it operate, and one of the most important, yet most overlooked fluid is transmission fluid. A transmission flush or transmission fluid exchange is an important preventative maintenance service to help extend the life of your vehicle.
At R&S Auto we recommend having transmission service completed as directed from your vehicles owner’s manual. Type of vehicle and driving habits can affect the frequency in which you need this service. Ignoring or putting off this service could result in one of the most costly repairs in the event of a breakdown.
What is a Transmission Flush?
The transmission in your vehicle is what changes the gears as you drive. Taking care of this component with regular flushes and fluid changes will keep your vehicle in peak working order. A transmission flush service is when our mechanics remove oil transmission fluid along with any other dirt and built up debris, and replace it with fresh, new fluid.
Transmission fluid is used to lubricate your transmission so it can operate smoothly. Over time the fluid can breakdown and collect debris, hindering the performance of your vehicle. When this happens your transmission may generate irregular amounts of friction and heat, which can create problems with shifting gears and accelerating your vehicle.
Performing a transmission flush allows our team to replace 100% of the fluid opposed to a fluid change that only replaced about 50%. Fluid is drained/removed from your transmission using a flushing machine. We then clean and inspect the transmission pan, transmission filter and other parts to ensure the job is done properly. After that, fresh new fluid is added back into your vehicle.
How to tell if you need a transmission flush?
When driving or operating your vehicle, keep an eye, or an ear out for any of these symptoms:
- Difficulty switching gears
- Burning smell
- Noises from your vehicle when in Neutral
- Leaking fluid
- Check engine light on your dash
- Grinding or shaking
- Dark colour fluid
- Delay in vehicle movement
It’s important to be aware of anything out of the ordinary when driving. If you are noticing any of these transmission problems it is recommended to book an appointment with R&S Auto repair shop to inspect and repair your vehicle if needed. As mentioned above, transmission repairs can be very costly to consumers when vehicles go long periods of travel with the transmission fluid status ignored.
How often should I flush my transmission?
The best indicator for how often your vehicle requires a transmission flush is to check the owner’s manual. As each vehicle make and model can vary, the owner’s manual will advise on your specific manufacturer recommended service intervals.
Typically we see transmission flushes recommended every 45,000km to 80,000km depending on the vehicle, which can be every 3 to 5 years. If you are still unsure the current state of your transmission fluid stop by R&S Auto in North York and one of our qualified technicians will be happy to assist! We can look up vehicle history, and manufacturer recommendations to make sure your vehicle is keeping aligned with suggested service intervals.
Do I really need a transmission flush?
Regular transmission flushes will extend the life of your vehicle. The frequency of the service will depend on your vehicle, so it is best to reference your owner’s manual to follow proper guidelines. Like all preventative maintenance the investment both dollars and time now can save you thousands down the road if left ignored. A reputable mechanic, like our team at R&S Auto will check your vehicle and look at a number of factors to determine if you need a transmission flush such as:
- Driving habits
- Recommended maintenance schedules from manufacturer.
Why Choose R&S Auto in Thornhill, ON?
If you are looking for a shop to help with your tire and mechanical needs, trust R&S Auto. We are a family owned and operated business and an independent facility. We promise to treat your vehicle as if it’s our own.
We aim to solve any problems found in the safest and most affordable way for our clients. And most of all, we are committed to educating our customers along the way about the health and status of their vehicle.
- We have been serving Thornhill and the surrounding area for over 30 years
- We provide a wide range of services to all of our clients
- We are dedicated to customer satisfaction
- We have professional and friendly staff
- We service all makes and models of vehicles
- We are a ministry approved motor vehicle inspection station
- We are a drive clean repair and inspection center
Book your transmission service appointment today or call us if you have any questions 416-748-9300.