When should I have my Automatic Transmission serviced?

Transmission Fluid - The “Forgotten Fluid” Having an automatic transmission service is very important for the health of your vehicle, but transmission fluid seems to be the "Forgotten Fluid." You may be asking yourself: “When should I have my Automatic Transmission serviced?” The answer varies: Mileage for servicing an Automatic Transmission varies from every 25,000 miles to “Never” depending on the manufacturers guide lines. If the transmission fluid isn’t changed within the schedule mileage, you'll be lubricating your transmission with a dirty fluid that is full of contaminants, and it WILL shorten the life of your Automatic Transmission. “Eagle Transmission” is offering the following options: If your Automatic Transmission is in need of a fluid change, Eagle Transmission is offering...

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Transmission Fluid Additives That Cause Your Transmission to Fail

Transmission Fluid Additives That Cause Your Transmission To Fail Sooner or later your automatic transmission will fail; just like any other mechanical device. They can simply wear out or… they can suffer other problems like hard internal seals. An automatic transmission operates by applying friction components like clutches and bands that operate a series of gear sets. These clutches and bands are applied by hydraulic pistons. These pistons have rubber seal on them to contain the oil pressure. Over time, these seals may become hard and brittle. In this condition they’re unable to contain the hydraulic pressure so the clutches and bands develop delayed engagements or may not apply at all. Generally, this condition is worse when the transmission is...

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The Right ATF for Your CVT or Else!

The Importance of the Right ATF for Your CVT The CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) in becoming increasingly popular with both Domestic and Import cars. Historically, these transmissions were limited due to their lower torque capacity; only being used in sub-compact cars with small-displacement engines. Better designs make these transmissions an option for wide range of car models with more substantial engines. The advantages of the CVT is they are compact, have fewer moving parts and have an infinite range of ratios; resulting in better fuel economy. Be careful though when it comes time to service your CVT. Using the wrong ATF (Automatic Transmission Fluid) can cost you dearly. CVTs use two steel pulleys and a steel belt made of multiple...

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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...

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