Quality transmission service in Salt Lake City includes replacing all of your transmission fluid. Tim Stapleton, owner of GT Automotive in South Jordan, Utah, explains in this transmission service video why changing all of your transmission fluid is the important part of a regularly scheduled automatic transmission service. Tim demonstrates why using a transmission flush machine is a necessary step in removing and replacing all of the old automatice transmission fluid.
For the same reasons you need to change engine oil on a regular basis, transmission fluid needs to be replaced as well. Heat and friction in the internal components of an automatic transmission (gears, bands, etc.) cause transmission fluid to lose their ability to coat, protect and lubricate these vital internal parts.
In traditional transmission services, the fluid in the transmission pan is replaced, along with the transmission filter. Unfortunately, only 3-4 quarts of fluid are in the transmission pan. Since an automatic transmission can contain 10-12 quarts of transmission fluid, that leaves 6-8 quarts of old transmission fluid still in your automatic transmission. Most of those 6-8 quarts of old fluid are in your transmission torque converter.
The transmission flush machine you see in the transmission service video forces all of that old fluid out of the torque converter. This allows for a complete transmission fluid exchange: 10-12 quarts of old fluid being replaced by 10-12 quarts of new, protective automatic transmission fluid.
The transmission flush machine monitors the removal of the old fluid, and controls the amount of the new fluid into your automatic transmission system, ensuring that the right amount of fluid continues to be in your system.
Changing and replacing all of your old automatic transmission fluid, using the flush process, is one of the many ways GT Automotive works to improve auto repair services for your vehicles. This allows you to drive your car or truck with optimal performance and confidence.
We will inspect and care for your car or truck to help keep you safely on the road. GT Automotive has ASE certified technicians for car repairs for all make and model vehicles. We can inspect your car during our Express Oil change, and help keep your vehicle operating safely in all seasons. Call us today, 801-302-0912, about auto repairs and service in Salt Lake City.