The automatic transmission works hard to keep your car moving on the Winter Haven roads, so just like any car part, you’ll need to maintain it properly over time. Mainly, the transmission fluid cleans and protects hundreds of moving parts, but as it degrades after a while, it will no longer clean and protect these parts effectively. A transmission service will resolve that issue quickly along with any effects that you have been experiencing on your commutes, such as hard shifting or slipping. Learn more below!
What Happens in a Transmission Service?
When you bring your car into a local service center for a transmission service, a technician will add a cleaning solution to the transmission and run your car for 15 minutes to remove any build-up. After that, they will use a professional-grade machine to completely remove the old transmission fluid along with the build-up and then replace it with a new fluid and conditioner.
Why is Transmission Service Important?
In short, it prevents any undesirable car performance and expensive repairs in the Bartow area. A car transmission is also one of the most expensive parts, so you don’t really want to put off the manufacturer-recommended services that could easily lengthen the lifespan of the transmission at a much more affordable price. Plus, you will continue to enjoy your drives as you’ll be able to shift smoothly, accelerate properly, and more!
Keep in mind that transmission service isn’t the same as a transmission flush or fluid change, so you will need these different services for your car when necessary. Here is a quick overview of each service:
- Transmission flush only exchanges old fluid with new.
- Transmission fluid change drains fluid only without flush.
- Transmission service removes the build-up of contaminants in the transmission and replaces it with new fluid.
When Does My Buick Car Need Transmission Service?
Generally, you can expect to get this service once every 30,000 miles or 2 years, though you want to check with your owner’s manual for the recommended timing by the manufacturer. If you drive in extreme conditions in Brandon, you may need it more frequently. Feel free to reach out and ask the service team at Buick Lakeland if you need help gauging how often your car will need a transmission service! You can also see if you’ve noticed any of the following signs that suggest your car might need the service now:
- Grinding or squealing noise as your car shifts
- A burning smell while shifting
- Your car pops out of gear
- Erratic shifting
- Delayed shifting
- Transmission fluid leak
- Your car accelerates poorly
Complimentary Maintenance at Buick Lakeland
Did you purchase a brand new Buick vehicle from us lately? Then, you will enjoy complimentary maintenance for 24 months or 24,000 miles. Specifically, we will cover the scheduled maintenance recommended by Buick, so if transmission service is recommended during the first 24 months or 24,000 miles since you bought your car, we will take care of it at no charge. Learn more and the next time you know it’s time to upgrade your vehicle to a new Buick, remember this extra perk you get when you shop from Buick Lakeland.
Schedule Transmission Service at Buick Lakeland Now!
If you’ve noticed any of the telltale signs or it has been almost 2 years since the last transmission service, bring your Buick car into Buick Lakeland soon. Just schedule an appointment beforehand and be sure to check out our current offers in Lakeland!