Good Riddance! Vehicle Transmission Flush -- Auto Stop Elite

Good Riddance! Vehicle Transmission Flush — Auto Stop Elite

Goodbye, Debris and Gunk. Hello, Local Reliable Transmission Repair

Few things bring your drive to a grinding halt, like a malfunctioning transmission. While various issues can cause your transmission to misbehave, one potential problem is debris or other unwanted substances. This can happen with age and/or use in extreme conditions. Depending on the nature and severity of the trouble, a transmission flush might be just what you need to solve the problem. It may allow you to head off a rebuild or replacement. For an accurate, honest assessment of your transmission situation and expert repair, rely on the ASE Master certified technicians at Auto Stop Elite in the Dulles section of Sterling, Virginia.

Why You Might Consider a Transmission Flush

You may be asking yourself if there’s a difference between changing the transmission fluid and a transmission flush. In a word, yes. When you have us change the fluid, we simply exchange and refresh it (adequate if you’re not having problems). If there are already debris particles or other nastiness in your transmission (which is likely causing symptoms), a fluid change may not remove them all. Left alone, those little crumbs of dirt or shaved metal may create ever bigger troubles until your transmission gives up. On the other hand, we can perform a flush if you report the beginnings of transmission trouble. We connect the vehicle to our specialized equipment, using a solution to carry away contaminants until the liquid runs clear before adding new transmission fluid. The new fluid then does its job in a decontaminated environment such that no particles are continuing to grind or eat away at your transmission components. This may save quite a bit of headache and money in the long run.

Your Transmission is Speaking. Are You Listening?

Your next question might be how to know when you should bring your car in for a transmission flush. As with all questions, check the owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendations for routing service. Suggested intervals range from 30,000 to 100,000 miles between auto brands. Beyond that, contact us as soon as you notice a change in transmission function. You may experience a delay, meaning that it takes a while for the vehicle to move once you press the accelerator. You may also notice slipping. This occurs when the transmission has to build up pressure before it can maintain the appropriate gear. Your vehicle may also tell you of its transmission troubles through difficult shifting, surging as it changes gears, or making odd noises such as whining or grinding. If your car is saying any of these things, make sure you’re listening, and bring it to Auto Stop Elite. We’re dedicated to exceptional service and customer care.

Written by Auto Stop Elite