Transmissions Fluid Change

When Do I Need to Change My Transmission Fluid?

For many vehicle owners, the question of when to schedule a transmission fluid replacement can be a bit of a mystery. However, understanding this aspect of vehicle maintenance is crucial for ensuring the longevity and performance of your vehicle, especially in a bustling city like Edmonton.

Understanding Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid plays a vital role in your vehicle’s transmission system. It helps lubricate the moving parts, cool the transmission, and ensure smooth gear shifts. Over time, this fluid can degrade, lose its effectiveness, and even accumulate debris, which makes timely replacement an important aspect of automotive care.

The Right Time for Replacement

For most vehicles, changing the transmission fluid every 80,000 to 100,000 kilometres is recommended. This range is a good benchmark for the average driver in Edmonton. However, this can vary based on your vehicle type, driving habits, and the manufacturer’s recommendations.

Special Consideration for Work and Fleet Trucks

If you’re using your vehicle for heavy-duty purposes, like in work or fleet trucks, you’ll likely need to change your transmission fluid more frequently. These vehicles undergo more strain and often carry heavier loads, leading to quicker degradation of the transmission fluid.

Signs You Need Transmission Fluid Replacement

  • Difficulty in Shifting Gears: If your vehicle struggles or hesitates while shifting gears, it could be a sign of old or low transmission fluid.
  • Transmission Grinding or Strange Noises: A transmission that’s not well-lubricated might make grinding or whining noises.
  • Slipping Transmission: A transmission that slips between gears or seems to shift gears on its own might be low on fluid.
  • Overheating: Transmission fluid helps cool the transmission. If it overheats, it might be due to old or low fluid.

Why Choose Dot Transmissions?

At Dot Transmissions in Edmonton, we specialize in ensuring your vehicle’s transmission system is in top condition. Our experts can advise you on the best time for transmission fluid replacement based on your specific vehicle and usage. We understand the unique demands placed on vehicles in Edmonton, and we’re equipped to provide the best service for your vehicle. 

Schedule a Transmission Fluid Replacement

Dot Transmissions provides dependable repairs for your vehicle. With more than 45 years of experience in Edmonton, we’ve built our reputation on trust and quality.

Contact us today to book an appointment for your transmission fluid replacement. 

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