It’s common knowledge that you should bring your vehicle into our Chevrolet service center near Jackson, NJ every three months, or every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, for an oil change. While doing that is important whether you operate a new or used Chevy automobile, your oil isn’t the only fluid that will have to be changed during your car’s life. You’ll also need to make arrangements to have your transmission fluid changed every so often as well.
How often do you have to get your transmission fluid changed? It depends on various factors, such as the type of transmission your vehicle is equipped with and the kinds of things you use your automobile for. The fluid in manual transmissions needs to be replaced more often than the fluid in automatic transmissions. If you use your vehicle for heavy-duty tasks regularly, you’ll have to change your transmission fluid even more frequently. Under “normal” circumstances, the fluid in a manual transmission will need to be changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. If you use your automobile for harsh work, you may need to replace your transmission fluid every 15,000 miles or so.
Motorists who have a car with automatic transmission will normally have to change its fluid every 60,000 to 100,000 miles. While that’s a general guideline, some automatic transmissions will never have to have their fluid replaced.
To learn when you’ll need to get your transmission fluid changed, look through your owner’s manual for manufacturer recommendations. If you can’t find your owner’s manual or simply can’t make sense of it, contact Lester Glenn Chevrolet of Freehold so we can help you out. Whether your car is due for a transmission fluid change or another kind of service, make your way over to our convenient location at 3712 Route 9 South now!