If you’re looking for a transmission flush near you in the Denver metro area, Advanced Transmission Center has the best technicians and equipment. Our BG Power Flush and Fluid Exchange System is the best equipment on the market. It will change 100% of your transmission fluid without contaminating the new fluid. This is an important maintenance activity that can prolong the life of your transmission.
Customers should be aware there is a difference between a transmission service and a transmission flush. Both are maintenance activities, but there could be major adverse consequences if the wrong option is selected.
A transmission flush is ideal for vehicles showing no signs of transmission issues with relatively low mileage. While your new vehicle may not need it at the moment, this option is often sought by customers who prioritize a strict maintenance schedule on their vehicle and aim to prolong the life of their transmission. This method first removes all of the old fluid and then replaces it with new transmission fluid.
The transmission flush cost will vary depending on the size of the vehicle, but it’ll be cheaper than rebuilding or replacing your transmission later on. If you’re unclear on whether a transmission flush is right for your vehicle, we can help you decide.
A transmission service is similar to a transmission flush — old transmission fluid is replaced with new transmission fluid. However, transmission services only replace some of the fluid. That’s because fluid is drained, not flushed in a transmission service.
A transmission service involves dropping the transmission pan for drainage. However, because the torque converter in an automatic transmission doesn’t drain with the pan drop, some of the old fluid is left behind. Due to this, a transmission service is also known as a “drain-and-fill” service. In addition to replacing some of the fuel, a transmission service also includes a filter service or replacement.
The reason why this procedure is recommended for older cars with high mileage is that transmission fluid has detergent characteristics that can negatively impact older transmissions. Replacing too much fluid in an old transmission heightens the risk of adverse effects.
Here is how our transmission fluid flush process works: We remove both the transmission pan and the filter, as it is located within the pan. Then we attach our BG Power Flush and Fluid Exchange System and start the vehicle. Old fluid is pumped out while also pumping clean fluid in. This ensures that no dirty fluid is left behind, hence the “flush.” The fluid from the torque converter is included as part of this flush as it cycles while the vehicle is running.
Most flush machines push fluid through the cooler lines, leaving the transmission pan in place, and never replacing the filter. Without removing the filter, you’re never guaranteed a 100% fluid transfer from old to new, as residual fluid hides in the filter. Our Power Flush procedure prevents contamination of the new fluid by removing any debris left in the system from the old fluid. That debris could cause gear stalling or grinding.
Our BG Power Flush and Fluid Exchange System also allows our technicians to introduce additives that could be valuable to your transmission based on the make and model. Several types of fluid are compatible with our Power Flush equipment, including regular transmission fluid, synthetic transmission fluid, or CVT fluid, so we’re able to handle even the most unique vehicle needs.
Prior to any transmission flush or service, the technicians at Advanced Transmission Center perform our free TrueTest Inspection to best determine which maintenance option is the best match for your vehicle.
Some manufacturers say you never need to change your transmission fluid. In our opinion, there’s no such thing as a “lifetime” fluid. It really depends on the type of fluid used in the transmission and the specific make and model of your vehicle.
Really, it’s not about whether you should get a transmission flush or change; it’s about when you should do it. One thing is for sure: your transmission’s lifetime will be longer if you change your fluid periodically. Colorado driving conditions are not easy on a vehicle, so do it a huge favor and keep it maintained!
Check your owner’s manual for maintenance intervals or call us, and we will look it up for you. Better yet, schedule a free TrueTest Inspection, and we will be glad to help you determine the best transmission maintenance options for your vehicle.
You can read more about ways to prolong the life of your transmission on our Transmission Blog.
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