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Pressure control solenoid or valve control unit of an automatic transmission

Pressure control solenoid or valve control unit of an automatic transmission

It’s lurking there, far under your hood and engine. Your transmission is waiting for service. When it’s so easy to forget that your transmission is hiding under so much of your car’s mechanical systems, it can be neglected. Though it may be tempting to just flush your own transmission during a long weekend, there are several reasons why you should entrust your transmission flush to a shop instead. Let’s take a look at the reasons why you’ll want the professionals on this one.


5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Flush Your Own Transmission

Transmission fluid intervals are getting ridiculously long these days, with many vehicles exceeding 100,000 miles. That can make it one of those things that just slips your mind. [...]

Two mechanics adding oil level in a car workshop

Two mechanics adding oil level in a car workshop

Many vehicles come with a standard radiator and no engine or transmission cooler. This is usually fine unless you do a lot of towing or haul heavy loads. The engine oil and transmission fluid have two jobs – the main job is to lubricate moving parts. However, engine oil helps cool the engine and transmission fluid helps cool the transmission. As the fluids move through their respective parts, they pick up heat generated from the engine and transmission. Even if the fluid lines pass in front of or through the radiator, it’s not enough to dissipate the amount of heat these fluids pick up.


Transmission Oil Cooler Assembly

What Are Engine [...]

What you should know about Transmission Flushes

What Happens If You Don't Flush Your Vehicle's Transmission?
Transmission Flush Pressure control solenoid or valve control unit of an automatic transmission
Why Are Transmission Flushes Essential for Vehicle Maintenance?

In order to ensure efficiency and dependability, your automobile needs to be regularly maintained. A critical component of your vehicle is its transmission. The transmission manages the driver’s acceleration- and deceleration-related gear changes. Flushes of your transmission are essential for maintaining a smooth ride and functional gear shifting, regardless of whether it’s manual or automatic.

You can depend on your vehicle to consistently get you from Point A to Point B by using BG services — including for your transmission — to keep your vehicle in excellent running shape.


What Can Happen If You Don’t Flush Your Transmission

Transmission fluid is necessary for your vehicle’s manual transmission system because it helps maintain a consistent temperature for the system and prevents detrimental friction between its moving components. But, due to the fact that transmission fluid absorbs heat to maintain a constant temperature, it starts to degrade and [...]

What Does the Transmission Do?

What is a transmission and what are the different types of transmissions?
automotive transmission

The transmission is one of the most important components of any motor vehicle. As the name implies, it controls and transmits power generated by the engine to the wheels. It controls the acceleration and deceleration of a motor vehicle smoothly, helping the engine to run at peak efficiency at all speeds.

Automatic Transmissions

Automatic transmissions come in several forms but operate in much the same way. The transmission includes a system of gears connected to the engine with a torque converter. When the driver places the vehicle in drive and pushes the accelerator, a system of bands and clutches is controlled by a hydraulic system to engage the appropriate gears as the vehicle’s speed increases. The process happens in reverse when the driver takes his or her foot off the accelerator and brakes. Some newer vehicles use an electronic control system to control the hydraulic system.

The other three settings on a vehicle with an [...]

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