Transmission fluid isn't changed at the same mileage points as motor oil, but the fluid does need flushing at some point. Dirty transmission fluid creates problems with shifting gears and worse. Damage to the transmission can become costly. And is there anything more frustrating that discovering one or two transmission flushes could have prevented the need to rebuild everything?

Check your vehicle's owner's manual to determine when replacing the transmission fluid is recommended. Regardless of the suggested change time, have a mechanic check the transmission fluid during routine oil changes. Transmission fluid can run low or become dirty at unexpected times. Maybe an earlier flush becomes necessary.

A mechanic can also check for other problems with the fluid. If metal shavings are present, then things become a lot more complicated. High-mileage cars also come with additional concerns.

At Volvo Cars Mansfield, our service team is here to help you out with transmission and other maintenance. Place a call today to schedule an appointment.

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