You get your oil changed on your vehicle every 3,000 miles. Do you know how often you should have your transmission serviced? You should have your transmission serviced every 15,000 miles.
Every 15,000 miles may seem like your getting your transmission serviced a lot. If you think about it that is only once a year or less for most people. This yearly service can end up saving you thousands of dollars. Your transmission service is all about prevention by making sure you transmission is in tip top condition.
There are many things that go into servicing your transmission. These things often include:
Checking your battery and terminals
Checking other electrical connections.
Checking and potentially replacing your fluids.
Checking and potentially replacing filters.
Checking seals and gaskets for leaks or other problems.
Checking and cleaning or even replacing the magnet in your transmission which may indicate other problems.
Checking the clutch in manual vehicles.
Checking the drive train and differentials.
There may be more or less depending on your vehicle.
You get your oil changed on a regular basis because you know if you do not do this you will end up with major problems in your vehicle. The same is true with your transmission. If you don’t get it serviced and taken care of you will end up with problems.