Some manufacturers such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi and Volkswagen consider their automatic transmission fluid to be “lifetime oil” and state the original fluid will last the life of the transmission.
Unfortunately even the best specification oils degrade over time and most modern automatic transmissions now require a fluid exchange service every three years, or 30,000 miles.
In a traditional automatic transmission fluid change, the technician drains the old fluid, replaces the filter and refills the system. While faster and cheaper, only 45% – 60% of the oil will be drained, the remainder will be left in the torque converter, cooler lines, valve body and components.
Here at Smithfield Motors we have an automatic transmission flush (ATF) and fill machine. By using a detergent based cleaning cycle, the ATF machine changes 99.9% of the transmission fluid.
A regular transmission fluid change can help avoid or solve common automatic transmission problems:
The typical price range for a transmission flush is £200 to £400. The exact price will vary depending on the make and model of the vehicle and the volume of transmission fluid.
Getting in touch with us is easy, whether you’re looking for local friendly advise or your ready to book in your vehicle with us, you can contact us via phone on 01630 698039, by emailing [email protected] or by popping in for a coffee, we’re down on Smithfield Road in Market Drayton, just past Lidl.