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Unlike engine oil, which is primarily a lubricant, transmission fluid serves as both an oil and a hydraulic fluid that helps facilitate gear shifts, cools the transmission and lubricates moving parts.
Transmission fluid needs to be changed from time to time in order to extend the life of the transmission, usually every 30,000–60,000 miles (48,000–97,000 km) (sometimes more – check your owner's manual for service intervals).
Transmission Fluid Exchange. Like an oil change for your transmission, help optimize performance and longevity of this key system with a visit to Jiffy Lube® for a transmission fluid exchange.
The automatic transmission is one of your vehicle's most complex components. It has dozens of moving parts typically under electronic and hydraulic control, so fluid is imperative to its operation.
An automatic transmission fluid service will replace the pan gasket, filter, and transmission fluid. Some vehicles do not have a serviceable transmission filter and some transmissions are designed to be “sealed for life,” meaning that they do not require any service or maintenance.
The automatic transmission fluid (ATF) should be changed sooner if its dipstick reveals dark or burnt-smelling fluid. DIY transmission fluid and filter changes Even those of us who change our own oil often cringe at the prospect of draining ATF.
Add to that the fluid cooler inside the car’s radiator and the lines to and from the cooler and that’s another quart of fluid capacity. On average, 10 quarts is a good estimate of how much fluid runs through your automatic transmission, give or take a little.
The transmission fluid exchange process differs between an automatic and manual transmission, but the end result is the same: a more efficient transmission, better fuel economy and the avoidance of transmission repairs caused by neglected transmission fluids.
A low transmission fluid level or various component failures of the transmission can severely damage a transmission, leading to the need for a rebuilt or replacement transmission. “Ninety percent of failures are caused by items [inside the transmission] that can’t stand the wear and tear of 80,000 or 90,000 miles,” Avner says.