Transmission Repair in South Elgin, IL
What Does Transmission Fluid Do?
Automatic transmission fluid cools, lubricates, and cleans your vehicle’s transmission as well as provides the right amount of hydraulic pressure. If it weren’t for the cooling properties of transmission fluid, your transmission would overheat, which can cause serious damage to the inner workings of your vehicle.
How Does Transmission Fluid Stay Cool? In the bottom tank of the radiator is a small heat exchanger that keeps your transmission fluid operating at a safe temperature.
How Often Does Your Vehicle Need a Transmission Fluid Exchange Service?
When it comes to how often your transmission fluid should be changed, our mechanic experts at Honest-1 Auto Care stand by the manufacturer's manual. The most common recommended frequency for having your transmission fluid flushed and restored is about every 30,000 miles. This timeframe may vary according to a few different variables such as whether you drive a manual or an automatic, if you use your vehicle to haul a considerable amount of weight, and other circumstantial factors.
Check your manufacturer’s manual or contact our transmission shop in South Elgin, IL at for our recommendations.
Honest-1 Transmission Repair & Services
At our transmission shop, we offer three different services to protect your vehicle’s automatic transmission. Browse your options before scheduling an appointment!
Basic Automatic Transmission Service
There are a number of automatic transmissions that come with a drain/check plug to be used during a transmission service. If your vehicle falls under this category, then our Honest-1 mechanic will remove the plug, drain the fluid, inspect, clean, and fill your vehicle with fresh new fluid.
Preferred Automatic Transmission Fluid Exchange Service
Opt for the Preferred service for one of our experienced mechanics to drain and refill your vehicle with the appropriate transmission fluid, add transmission fluid conditioner for an extra dose of protection, conduct a thorough inspection, and dispose of your vehicle’s obsolete fluids by way of environmentally sustainable actions.
Supreme Automatic Transmission Service
When you choose the Supreme Automatic Transmission Service from Honest-1 Auto Care in South Elgin, IL, you can rest assured knowing your car is getting the best of the best. For a Supreme Service, our mechanics will conduct a standard exchange of transmission fluids in addition to replacing your filter with a brand new one.