Any transmission problems may indicate that your vehicle is due for a transmission fluid exchange. While it may seem like a straightforward process, it is one that is best left to the professionals. Essentially, a transmission fluid exchange replaces the old, potentially contaminated transmission fluid with new fluid. Keeping this fluid clean will extend the life of your vehicle. When technicians remove the old fluid, they do so with it under pressure. This helps to remove any build-up that could cause problems.
While it doesn’t need to be changed frequently, following the manufacturers recommended guidelines can prevent issues from developing. Issues such as grinding noises or hesitation when the accelerator is pushed can indicate that the transmission is slipping or that the vehicle is low on transmission fluid. Getting the fluid changed according to the regular schedule and before these signs occur can extend the life of the vehicle. Every manufacturer will have a different recommended maintenance schedule. Some state that the transmission should be flushed every 30,000 miles while others recommend doing so at 60-100,000 miles.
Clean transmission fluid lubricates and helps control the engine’s temperature. If you fail to schedule this service regularly, the transmission will eventually have to be rebuilt or replaced which is very expensive. If you compare that with the low cost of providing regular maintenance, it’s a good idea to just to get the fluid changed.
With an inexperienced mechanic, there is potential that the transmission seals can be damaged. That’s why it’s best to have a Nissan certified technician perform the transmission fluid exchange. A Nissan dealership has the specialized equipment used to complete the exchange will comply with the manufacturer’s guidelines. In Manhattan, KS, the team at Briggs Nissan is ready to help you maintain your Nissan while following Nissan's recommendations for service for each vehicle. Bring your vehicle into the Nissan experts for the service you need and help your vehicle operate more efficiently and maintain a longer life.