Transmission Fluid Change in Willow Glen San Jose

Transmission fluid change is not required as often as the brake fluid change, but it is very important for your vehicle’s longevity. Regular transmission fluid change extends the life of your vehicle’s transmission, and keeps you from having to incur the expense of transmission replacement.

Transmission fluid lubricates and cools your vehicle’s transmission, and it also picks up debris that naturally occur when multiple parts work together. Transmission fluid replacement removes these debris when the fluid is drained out. Fresh transmission fluid has better lubricating capacity and carries none of the debris that could cause accelerated transmission wear. If your vehicle’s transmission has a transmission fluid filter, we replace the filter as well. Transmission fluid filters provide addition protection, but not all transmission designs include a fluid filter.  

The rule of thumb says that transmission fluid change should be performed every 30,000 to 40,000 miles for automatic transmissions, and every 50,000 miles for manual transmissions – but it’s best to consult the Owner’s Handbook for your make and model and to follow manufacturer recommendation.

So if your vehicle is nearing the time when transmission fluid replacement is advisable, call Alvin’s Auto Center in Willow Glen. We offer friendly customer service, clean and child-friendly office, and same day service, in most cases. Our service advisors will be happy to answer your questions and can confirm appointment time that fits your schedule.