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The Silent Hero of Your Vehicle: An In-depth Guide to Transmission Flush



From speeding down the highway to coasting through town, your car works tirelessly to get you where you need to go.

At Specialized Truck & Auto, we understand the vital role of your transmission, and we’re here to ensure it gets the care it deserves.

Let’s dive deeper into its inner workings and the importance of a transmission flush.

How Does a Transmission Work?

The world of transmissions is vast and diverse. The two primary types, automatic and manual, play unique roles in transferring your engine’s power to your wheels, controlling both your speed and acceleration.

Manual Transmissions

For those who yearn for complete control, manual transmissions are the way to go. Using the clutch and gearshift, drivers have the freedom to control their vehicle’s motion and speed directly.

Automatic Transmissions

For the convenience seekers, automatic transmissions are the ideal choice. These systems handle all the hard work, shifting gears as needed based on your car’s RPM, offering a hassle-free driving experience.

Other Types of Transmissions

Beyond the realms of manual and automatic lie other fascinating transmission types. Have you ever wondered about single-speed transmissions in electric cars? Or the Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT) that are found in hybrids and ATVs?

Transmission Fluid & Our Commitment to Quality

Every transmission needs its lifeblood: the transmission fluid. It’s this liquid that ensures everything runs smoothly, lubricating parts, aiding in gear shifts, and cooling the system.

At Specialized Truck & Auto, our commitment to your vehicle’s wellbeing is unwavering. That’s why we exclusively use BG products for all our transmission services. We start with a superior transmission cleaner that wipes out buildup in vital transmission areas. Following that, we introduce a conditioner, designed to extend the transmission fluid’s lifespan, prevent deposit formations, enhance fluid stability, maintain seal flexibility, and guarantee seamless gear shifts. With BG and Specialized Truck & Auto on your side, your transmission is in the best hands.

When Should I Change the Transmission Fluid?

When to change is always the big question. While recommendations differ, we suggest a change every 100,000 miles for optimal performance. But always consult your manufacturer’s manual as certain conditions could necessitate more frequent changes.

Signs You Need to Change Your Transmission Fluid

Feeling a roughness or slip in your gears? It might be time for a transmission fluid change. While it’s not a fix-all for mechanical problems, fresh fluid can rejuvenate your transmission’s performance.

Drain or Flush

Two choices stand before you when it’s time for a fluid change: the drain or the flush. Draining is the process of replacing old fluid, while flushing removes old fluid and accompanying debris. Both methods have their merits, and the choice often boils down to your vehicle’s needs and the recommendations of its manufacturer.

How Much Does It Cost to Change Your Transmission Fluid?

Cost is always a consideration. Factors like your make and model, the need for a new transmission filter, and whether you choose a drain or flush can all influence the final bill. To get a clear estimate for your vehicle, give Specialized Truck & Auto a call.

In conclusion, your transmission, the silent hero of your vehicle, works behind the scenes to keep you moving. And with a little care and attention, particularly from the experts at Specialized Truck & Auto, it’ll continue to serve you for many miles to come.