Regular maintenance is crucial to any vehicle's longevity. But while many drivers do keep up with oil changes and filter changes, they don't pay much attention to the transmission fluid. But just like engine oil, transmission fluid also deteriorates over time and should be changed out in order to avoid causing unnecessary harm to the system. For Volkswagen drivers in need of a transmission fluid exchange in Davie, FL, Rick Case Volkswagen has you covered.
A transmission fluid exchange is similar to a flush, but the two are not quite the same. A flush fully empties out all the remaining liquid in the system and then fills it all with new transmission fluid. However, this is not really necessary in many cases. A fluid exchange is therefore an effective and more convenient option, and it involves only replacing a portion of the old fluid with new. Having it done on a regular basis will help keep your transmission in working order and prevent issues.
There are a lot of different recommendations out there as to how long you should wait before getting a transmission fluid exchange in Davie. And the truth is that it largely depends on your driving habits. Heavier driving (especially if you drive on difficult terrain and have to shift frequently) can mean more frequent changes. That said, Volkswagen recommends the average driver get them done every 30,000 miles to be safe. Let it go too long, and you could find yourself needing to do a lot more than just the fluid exchange.
Whenever you get a transmission fluid exchange, flush, or transmission inspection, it's important to have it done by a certified Volkswagen mechanic. At the Rick Case Volkswagen service center, we specialize in caring for all Volkswagen models and want yours running for years to come. Give us a call today or use our convenient online service scheduling page to set up your transmission fluid exchange at a time that works for you.