When's the last time you had your vehicle's transmission flushed? Whether you drive a sports car or a minivan, having its transmission flushed is very important. Depending on the type of transmission and how often the vehicle is used, transmission fluid should be changed every 40,000 to 60,000 miles. If you’re unsure of how often to change your transmission fluid, check your vehicle’s owner’s manual or consult the service department here at Alfa Romeo FIAT of Winter Haven. Our service department is trained to work on Italian and American-made vehicles, as well as all other makes and models—you can schedule an appointment below!
Oil changes are essential to the smooth running of any vehicle because it serves as a lubricant for the moving components of the engine. While the integral parts of the engine move around to work effectively, engine oil keeps the temperature low and keeps the engine from overheating. After spending several months the engine, the oil thins and becomes dirty from grime and debris in the engine and needs to be changed. A few benefits of changing oil regularly include better fuel economy and prolonged engine health.
Transmission fluid keeps the moving parts of the transmission lubricated and cool. Whether you use an automatic or manual transmission, having the fluid flushed is essential—without it, your transmission can grind or make strange noises, you can experience problems shifting gears or notice your vehicle stalls before moving.
After keeping the transmission lubricated for five years or 50,000 miles, the transmission fluid becomes worn down and filled with debris. You can tell when it reaches this point, because the fluid is no longer bright red, but instead a brown or black color. The transmission fluid must be flushed and replaced with fresh fluid, and the Alfa Romeo FIAT of Winter Haven Service Center has the equipment necessary to preform this service.
If you’re in the Winter Haven, FL area and find that your transmission fluid needs to be flushed and replaced or its time for an oil change, contact us! You can schedule an appointment with our service center online, over the phone or here at Alfa Romeo FIAT of Winter Haven. Our technicians have years of experience working on all makes and models and will get your vehicle back on the road in no time. Schedule an appointment today!