Transmission Fluid Service
Transmission Fluid Service Includes:
Total Flush and Fill of Transmission Fluid
- Drain all transmission fluid from the vehicle
- Add proper type and amount of new transmission fluid
- Check for leaks
New Filters and Gaskets (if applicable)
- Remove old filter and pan gasket after draining
- Replace with new filter and new gasket
- Premium parts and professional installation
Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection
- Engine & Transmission
- Battery & Electrical
- Struts & Suspension
- Oil and Other Fluids
Transmission Fluid Service
Are you in the market for affordable transmission fluid service in Provo? Here at Cougar Tires, we’ve got the services that you need at prices that you’re sure to be pleased with. The average person spends about $250 on a full transmission fluid service in the Utah Valley, and that’s not pocket change. Of course you want to make sure that the job is done right and that you get the best service in town.
The technicians at Cougar Tire are all trained and licensed to work on a variety of makes and models of vehicles, with years of experience in the field. We use all of the latest tools, equipment, and technologies to ensure that your transmission fluid service and other maintenance services are done quickly, efficiently, and at a price that you’ll love. No matter what you need, we guarantee you’ll get that and so much more, and all from a reliable service that you can trust with any of your vehicles. We provide transmission fluid flush services for Provo, Orem, Lindon, Springville, and surrounding areas.
Let’s take a look at what the transmission does, how important it is to your vehicle, and what a transmission fluid service entails.
Transmission Flush and Fluid Change
When it comes to taking care of your car, a transmission flush and fluid change is just another part of routine maintenance. Taking care of your transmission’s maintenance will ensure that your vehicle is running as it should. Most vehicles require a transmission fluid exchange around 30,000 miles, or every two years or so.
Whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, the fluid needs to be monitored and maintained over the years. Part of this comes with a transmission fluid service, which offers a full flush and fill on the entire system, along with a new filter and gasket if necessary, and any other services or fluids that the vehicle needs.
Our technicians will also take the time to perform a full inspection on your vehicle, including checking and topping off your other fluids, check and fill your tires, and so much more.
How Transmission Fluid Works
In manual transmissions, transmission fluid is designed to help cool the transmission and keep the gears from grinding against each other in a damaging way. This fluid runs between the gears while the vehicle is being driven and it can collect metal shavings over time, which is not something you want cycling through your engine.
In automatic transmissions, the transmission fluid also cools and prevents grinding gears. However, in these vehicles, it’s also responsible for powering the transmission. Since this process involves a lot of heat and friction, the transmission fluid naturally dissipates and breaks down over time. Because of that, owners will want to check their fluid regularly to ensure it’s not running low.
In the event that the fluid is breaking down or is contaminated, the internal parts of the transmission can become noisy and wear out faster, even leading to total transmission failure if you’re not careful! That’s why getting regular transmission service is a must– otherwise you could find yourself scraping together thousands of dollars for a new transmission.
The other big concern is the potential for leaks in the system. While we’re replacing and inspecting your vehicle, we’ll keep an eye out for this, too. Whether you’re just in need of fresh fluid because it’s been a while or you suspect there might be a leak or another issue, we’ve got you covered.
If your vehicle has an automatic transmission, our fluid service will replace the pan gasket and filter as needed. Of course, some vehicles don’t require a new filter because they are “sealed for life”, so you’ll need to check this when you are considering transmission service– if you aren’t sure, don’t worry because we’ll take care of it all for you.
Manual transmissions do not have a filter, which means that they need a transmission fluid service even more than an automatic transmission would. The transmission fluid picks up debris and metal shavings over time and cannot filter them out like an automatic transmission would, leading to problems with the engine, clutch, and overall operation if not properly addressed.
And remember, when in doubt, swap it out! The Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association reports that 90% of the failures of automatic transmissions are caused by overheating, which is often linked back to the fluid that should have been flushed and replaced. Call the team at Cougar Tire for all your transmission needs today.
We always recommend to get your transmission fluid serviced at least every 40,000 miles, or if you notice anything wrong with the system. If you are seeing leaks or fluid under the vehicle, it needs an immediate inspection. Keeping the transmission fluid fresh and clean will extend the life of the transmission itself a lot more than you might realize.
Transmission fluid service is an integral part of routine maintenance for your vehicle. If you are experiencing symptoms like:
- Difficulty running or grinding gears
- Stalling when going up or down hill
- Transmission making excessive noise
- Leaking fluids
- Check engine light on
You might have a transmission in need of service. Call us today to discuss your needs and get the fast, reliable service that you need for your vehicle.
Automatic transmissions will need a new filter at every service to keep the fluid running clean and filter out debris. Manual transmissions do not have a filter, and some engines have a “sealed system” which means the filter cannot be accessed or changed. This is why it’s best to leave the work to the pros.
There are a few different types of transmission fluid that are used today. What is required for your vehicle will depend on whether it’s an automatic or manual transmission, as well as the exact model of vehicle and manufacturer’s recommendation. Always use the recommended fluids for the best results.
It may vary slightly from one vehicle to the next, but you’ll typically want to have your transmission fluid changed every two years or 30,000-40,000 miles.
Some people have a fluid change done more frequently than a full transmission flush and fill. A fluid exchange typically involves replacing about 60-75% of the transmission fluid with new fluid, while leaving a lot of the old fluid behind. The only way to guarantee clean, effective fluid is a full flush and fill to clean out the system.
Why Cougar Tire for a Transmission Fluid Service in Provo?
Professional, Timely Transmission Service in Provo
When you choose the dedicated team at Cougar Tire for all of your transmission service needs, from fluid changes to other services, you can trust it’ll be taken care of properly. We take every job seriously and only hire the best mechanics to work on your vehicles. All of our technicians are trained on the latest methods, equipment, and models of transmissions and how to service them properly.
No matter what you need or what type of car you drive, we’ve got you covered. Our highly qualified staff will be here to handle your service needs at a time that’s convenient for you and we’ll make sure we get you back on the road in no time, and more importantly, we’ll get your vehicle running right.
All of our mechanics are up-to-date with training and education, so you can trust that they’re always ready to handle any job that comes their way. When it comes to taking care of your transmission, one of the most important parts of your vehicle, we’ve got you covered.
Plus, when you work with the dedicated team at Cougar Tire, we’ll make sure that we do the best work at the best possible price, giving you everything that you deserve without compromise. Transmission service isn’t cheap, but it’s no place to skimp when it comes to car care—let us help you and you’ll get affordable solutions with discounts for all kinds of routine maintenance and repairs.
Plus, we only use the highest-quality parts and the best techs for the job, so you’ll get peace of mind in knowing the job is done right at a price you can afford.
Free 24/7 Roadside Assistance
Any purchase that you make from us, whether it’s a service, repair, or parts, includes free 24-hour roadside assistance. We’ve got you covered, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including:
- Free jump start services
- Free fuel/fluid delivery
- Free towing and lockout services
- Free flat tire repair/assistance