Transmissions are often seen as one of the most complicated and least understood components of a vehicle. These complex pieces of machinery are responsible for shifting your automobile's gears and require fluid for cooling, lubrication, and cleaning of internal parts. As such an integral part of your vehicle, it is important to stay on top of routine transmission check-up and maintenance -- you can find affordable, timely and reliable service at Jiffy Lube® for your transmission in Grand Prairie and Edson. Manufacturer recommendations can vary from vehicle to vehicle with regards to frequency of transmission flushes and fluid changes. Our Jiffy Lube® technicians are trained to provide transmission maintenance on all makes and models. Our technicians will be able to determine what transmission maintenance is necessary, if any, and will be able to help prevent premature wear and damage.
A problem with transmission fluid often grows gradually over time rather than appearing abruptly. So how can this be avoided? As you can imagine, proactive and preventative measures are key. Checking the colour of the fluid and reading the levels on a weekly or monthly basis are good places to start. Using the dipstick your vehicle is equipped with, you should see fluid with a red colour within the marked gridline. There are a few warning signs that your vehicle needs a transmission fluid change including:
In the end, preventative maintenance requires much less time and money than a complete repair. Call us today to have one of our technicians take a look at your automatic or manual transmission in Grande Prairie or Edson.