A Service Can Extend The Life of Your Transmission And Save You Money

Transmission Service

Saving You Money And Extending The Life Of Your Transmission

Servicing your car’s automatic transmission regularly can dramatically extend its life, saving you money in the long run. That’s because the transmission fluid — or ATF — does more than just lubricate: It also helps drive the transmission. Damage to the fluid, such as oxidation and shear, will reduce the holding power of the clutches. This allows the clutches to slip and overheat, and quickly causes them to fail.

New fluid restores the holding power between the clutches, reducing slip and heat production.
At the same time, flushing the old fluid washes away tiny particles of clutch material and metal shavings. Those particles clog passages and wedge between moving parts, causing wear throughout the transmission. Changing the fluid eliminates those particles and the wear they cause.

The net result of changing the fluid is to provide better lubrication, improved the holding ability of the friction components, and reduced heat. So your transmission works better for years longer, which means you’re less likely to face a major transmission repair.

A complete transmission service should include:

  • removing and examining the sump or pan (where possible)
  • replacing or cleaning the screen or filter
  • cleaning the pan
  • reinstalling the pan with a new pan gasket
  • pumping out the rest of the old fluid and replacing it with new, high quality ATF
  • adding a friction modifier or additive package (model specific)

And, where possible, adding an external filter to the cooler line to remove any dirt particles that make it past the internal filter. Eagle Transmission offers a complete fluid exchange service, and will be happy to explain the details to you.