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Humble Auto Repair: Transmission Maintenance.

Do I Really Need To Replace That Transmission Fluid?

Here’s the scenario, you’re at an Humble auto repair shop and the mechanic walks to the front and tells you that you need a transmission fluid flush. In you’re head you’re thinking “oh yea I’m so sure I do!”. Most cases though, if your mechanic comes to give you that news, you should probably just go ahead and get it done because the ramifications could prove costly!

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Costs Of Not Flushing Your Transmission Fluid

Just ask anyone who’s had to pay for their transmission to be replaced and they’ll gladly tell you that the transmission fluid flush that they differed would’ve been 100x worth it to them if they could go back in time and have it done. It’s so important to make sure you understand the costs and point of preventative maintenance. The whole reason of it is to PREVENT something really wrong from happening. Having your transmission replaced can cost anywhere from $2,500 – $5,000 depending on your vehicle and the Humble auto repair shop you go to. If your vehicle is your daily driver then you could be out of a job, then out of a home if your transmission bites the dust. This is why you should almost always just go ahead and have the fluid flushed if it’s recommended to you.

A good rule of thumb is to have your transmissions fluid flushed every 50,000 miles. Although some brand say you don’t need it until after 100,000 (and some For vehicles stating not until 150,000 miles) it’s best to just play it safe and get it done once every 50,000 miles. If you’re doing a lot of towing or in-city stop and go driving, then your vehicle is at risk of really needing that flush every 50,000 miles. That kind of driving raises the temperature in your transmission that helps to lubricate moving parts and keep gears cool. As your transmission fluid deteriorates, it will go from red, to a much darker fluid from the wear and tear. It may also acquire a burned odor that could indicate it needs to be changed or that the transmission is developing mechanical problems. Another indication it needs changing is dirt or other debris in the fluid. When you take your vehicle in for an oil change or other routine service, the auto repair facility may urge you to pay for a transmission-fluid change or flush. Even if they can show you that the fluid is darker than original, that might not mean you need fresh fluid right now. Step back, check the maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual and see what the manufacturer recommends before you decide. This also will give you time to price shop for the right auto repair shop in Humble.

Whitty’z Humble Auto Repair Shop

We are owner operated and customer service oriented. Our goal is to build your trust so we can fix your vehicle and give you a great experience time and time again. We believe in REAL customer service So, at Whitty’z Humble Auto Repair if you call between 8-6 pm Monday- Saturday you will get a conversation and not an answering service. Give us a chance to earn your business and your trust. You deserve quality service and integrity in your Humble auto repair facility. We know that your vehicle is one of your most important possessions and we treat it like our own. Make sure to LIKE us on Facebook!

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4829 FM 1960 Road West Humble, TX 77338
Phone: (281) 964-2886
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