Automotive transmission system allows for smooth power transfer from the engine to the wheels. Transmission consists of multiple components that have to be lubricated and cooled – that’s the job of the transmission fluid. At Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair in Santa Cruz we offer transmission fluid change, aka transmission fluid flush, for all vehicles, foreign and domestic.
Vehicles need transmission fluid flush because the fluid deteriorates over time. Heat, friction, and passage of time cause the transmission fluid to lose its protective chemical and mechanical properties. It also picks up all kinds of gunk and grime that gets created when multiple parts work in close proximity – it’s natural for this to happen, but it further decreases transmission fluid’s lubricating capability, hence transmission fluid exchange is highly recommended – it serves to improve shifting, and extend transmission life.
Depending on the transmission type (automatic or manual) transmission fluid change is recommended every 30,000 miles to 50,000 miles. For the exact interval, check your Owner’s Handbook. In addition, if you notice transmission symptoms like grinding noises, fluid leak or trouble shifting gears, it’s a good idea to bring your vehicle to Goodyear Tires and Auto Repair in Santa Cruz, so our highly skilled technicians can inspect transmission fluid and let you know if fluid exchange is indicated.
Any time you have concerns about your vehicle, call our Santa Cruz auto care facility – while diagnosing problems on the phone is not wise, we can suggest the best course of action give the symptoms you tell us about, and if a visit is necessary, we can confirm appointment time while on the phone. All repair performed at our Santa Cruz auto repair shop are backed by a 24 months / 24,000 miles warranty. So call us to make an appointment, or make an appointment on our website.