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Repairing or replacing the transmission in one of your vehicles can be one of the most expensive repairs you may need to make. Maintaining the transmission according to your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations, not only prolongs its life but it can prevent a costly repair or breakdown in the future.
To help maintain a safe and constant operating temperature, your vehicles use transmission fluid to cool and lubricate the moving parts. The fluid reduces the amount of potentially damaging heat inside the transmission and helps increase the life of this important system.
Because some of the ingredients in the transmission fluid break down over time due to this heat, many vehicle manufacturers recommend the fluid be replaced at specified maintenance intervals.
Traditional transmission service only drains and replaces about 40% of the total fluid in the transmission. Partial fluid replacement may lead to increased heat build up and transmission failure in the future.
Be sure to follow your vehicle's manufacturer's recommended service interval to perform a complete transmission flush to remove all the fluid and replace it with new, clean transmission fluid. The result is a transmission that will be clean, cool and lubricated, providing reliable service for miles to come.
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Revised by Steve Reeves, Marketing Project Manager, Wright Express