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It’s likely you’ve been exposed to conflicting opinions about having your transmission fluid replaced. You may have heard that cars over a certain mileage should not have the transmission fluid flushed and replaced, because it could damage the transmission, or you may have had someone tell you the first thing you should do at any sign of trouble is have your transmission flushed. At Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair in Santa Rosa, our expert mechanics have the answers you’re looking for.

In truth, both answers are equally right and wrong. It really comes down to what kind of car you drive, and whether you’re experiencing transmission issues at the moment. Some transmission fluids are designed to add some extra “grit”, to keep the transmission functioning properly. Other’s operate better with the smoothest possible fluid.

The argument is, if your transmission is heavily worn or slipping, the friction material that has worn off of the clutches in your transmission remains in the old fluid, assisting with keeping slippage to a minimum. While this is true for some vehicles, chances are if your transmission is at that point, you’re driving on borrowed time regardless. Rather than simply running the car until it can’t move under its own volition anymore, you should heavily consider having the transmission repaired before significant damage occurs.

The only way to know for sure what the right move is is to have your car inspected by a true professional. Our technicians can offer insight as to what your next move should be, depending on a variety of factors, including vehicle condition, transmission function, fluid condition, transmission type, and more. If it’s time to make that call with your car, truck, or SUV, the professional technicians at Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair have you covered. For all your other transmission repair and maintenance needs, and for the best transmission service shop in Santa Rosa, call or stop by Wayne & Sons Automotive Repair today.



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