When is the Best Time to Get a Transmission Service?

Your transmission is an essential part of your vehicle, and you need to make sure that it’s running properly. A complete rebuild of your transmission could cost between $3,000 and $5,000, but as the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You should have your transmission serviced regularly, but when exactly should you do it?

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Service Your Automatic Transmission

Firstly we’d like to say that there is no “right” time to service your transmission, but there are some general guidelines. For most vehicles, we recommend that automatic transmissions should be serviced every 15 months or every 15,500 miles. If you properly service your transmission and take care of it, it could last you 124,000 miles. If you don’t, it likely won’t even last half as long.

What About a Manual Transmission?

Manual transmissions are even trickier than automatic ones, and it can be difficult to tell when they need to be serviced because they vary so greatly depending on the make and model. If you don’t know when you should service your manual transmission, get some help from a Frederick, MD transmission service company.

Change Your Fluid Regularly

Many people know how often their oil in their engine needs to be changed, but did you know that you also need to change your transmission fluid too? For most vehicles, you should change your fluid every 30,000 miles. That number gets smaller depending on how “rough” you drive your car. Accelerating and decelerating rapidly decreases your efficiency and decreases the life of your transmission fluid.

Work With a Frederick, MD Transmission Expert

Here at Ken’s Automotive & Transmissions, we pride ourselves on being able to help out all of our fellow Frederick, MD community members with their transmission and other vehicle repair and maintenance needs. Our customers are more than just our customers, they’re our friends and our family.

We look forward to providing our Frederick, MD transmission services for many years to come!

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