Toyota Transmission Flush Services St. Cloud MN
Transmission fluid helps facilitate gear shifts, cools the transmission, and lubricate the many moving parts of one of the most important parts of your vehicle. Transmission fluid, like all other automotive fluid, deteriorates over time, especially with hard use (discussed below). Transmission flushes for automatics are usually recommended every 100,000 miles and manuals have a slightly different schedule--check your owner's manual for the manufacture's recommendations. St. Cloud Toyota in St. Cloud, MN offers transmission flush services for a reasonable price. We've listed some common transmission warning signs that indicate it's time for a flush below. Contact us today with questions or concerns!
Why Do You Need to Flush Your Vehicle's Transmission?
Hard use of your vehicle, such as frequent stop-and-go city driving, trailer towing, or hauling heavy loads, will accelerate the deterioration. Hard use raises the transmission's operating temperature and heat puts more strain on the transmission and the fluid. If you drive under high-stress conditions often, check the transmission fluid with every oil change.
Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Transmission Flush
Fluid Color and Quality | The color and quality of your transmission fluid is a good indicator of transmission health. Transmission fluid is often red (although it does come in other colors) and tends to get darker as it deteriorates. A burnt odor coming from the fluid or dirt and debris in the fluid are also indications that it's time for a transmission flush.
Grinding or Whining Noises | Strange noises indicate either low fluid levels or the need for a flush. If you notice grinding or whining noises, pull over and check the fluid level while the engine is running. If the level is acceptable, it may be time for a transmission flush.
Problems Shifting Gears | If your vehicle changes gears too quickly or too late while driving, or if your manual vehicle is hardly changing gears at all, it's likely an indication that the transmission has too much built up dirt and sludge to properly shift and needs a flush.
Slipping Gears | A buildup of dirt and contaminates may results in the loss of hydraulic power. Sludge and grime prevents the transmission from creating enough pressure to stay in the appropriate gear.
Surge or Delay in Movement | If your vehicle stalls for a few seconds after you put it in gear, it could be an indication of contaminated transmission fluid. If your car is quick to respond, a flush could help.