Whether your vehicle has a manual transmission, an automatic, or a modern CVT transmission, transmission fluid is used to lubricate the gears and keep them protected from wear and tear caused by friction. Even some transmissions in electric cars are lubricated with transmission fluid. From time to time, replacing this fluid will help keep the transmission clean and properly lubricated for greater reliability and longevity. Get this service performed and other transmission maintenance at the LaFontaine Chevrolet Buick GMC of St. Clair service center! Our expert team has the tools and the know-how to take the very best care of your GM vehicle.
Transmission fluid lubricates the gears inside the transmission, helping them move smoothly against one another, and providing for smoother shifts. It also helps keep the transmission clean of debris and prevents overheating. From time to time, you should have this fluid replaced with fresh transmission fluid to remove any debris and keep the transmission performing its best.
Over time, the transmission fluid will become dirty and collect debris. It can also break down, separating into a thin oil that can’t lubricate adequately and forming a layer of sludge that can clog the fluid channels in the transmission. To prevent this, have the transmission fluid replaced regularly.
Every vehicle has a different recommended maintenance schedule. Look in the owner’s manual included with your vehicle to find yours – or give us a call. Our service writers can look up the recommended maintenance schedule for your vehicle. For example, the 2018 GMC Acadia should have the transmission fluid replaced every 45,000 miles. If you do a lot of towing, off-roading, or traveling on steep mountain roads, it may be necessary to change the transmission fluid more frequently.
At the LaFontaine Chevrolet Buick GMC of St. Clair service center, our expert, factory-trained technicians are certified GM pros. Nobody in the China Township, MI, area knows your vehicle better than we do! We’ll use OEM General Motors parts from ACDelco for all repairs in our state-of-the-art facility so that you can count on a quality repair every time. Schedule your maintenance visit online! We’ll help you save time on transmission fluid exchange or any other service by scheduling your visit ahead of time, so we’re ready to begin work as soon as you arrive. While you wait, enjoy free Wi-Fi, complimentary refreshments, and more. You can even save on common auto services with available service center special offers! Just show our service writer the coupon that applies to your service and save.