The transmission undergoes a lot of stress. The grit you see in used fluid is actually bits of clutch material. This grit flowing through your transmission under pressure eats away at seals and gaskets which can lead to leaks.
The transmission operates at very high temperatures – much higher than engine temperatures. Those high temperatures eventually cause the transmission fluid to start to break down and lose efficiency. At best, your vehicle transmission won’t operate smoothly. At worse, it could lead to costly damage.
When your transmission is running properly, it transfers more power from your vehicle engine to the drive wheels and improves fuel economy. That’s why we recommend you change transmission fluid at regular intervals. There are numerous transmissions that have a filter that captures some of the contaminants which needs to be replaced as well. Your vehicle owner’s manual has a schedule for transmission service and, of course, your friendly and knowledgeable Auto Pro service advisor can tell you what the manufacturer recommends.
Your Tampa service center may be able to perform a transmission service while you wait and the cost is quite reasonable. Actually, it’s downright cheap when you think about how much a major transmission repair can cost!
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Tampa, FL 33612