The other day I was talking with Bryce, one of Service advisor; Kevin, one of our awesome technicians; and a customer that had come in for some maintenance work on his Honda. While we were all talking, the subject of transmission flush came up: what it did and why it was needed. Thankfully, Bryce and Kevin are great at explaining mechanical work and were able to give us some insight into this maintenance item.
So let’s start with the easy stuff; what is a transmission flush?A transmission flush is simply the removal of the transmission fluid via a drain plug and then adding new transmission fluid. This process gives the transmission a sort of “cleanse” that helps reduce the strain on the components within the transmission and prolong its life.
Why does your car need a transmission flush? A transmission flush is essential due to the fact that by removing the old transmission fluid, any buildup that has occurred in the transmission will be removed also. The old residue inside of your transmission can potentially contaminate your fluid over time and put unnecessary stress on the transmission, thus increasing your chances of having to replace the transmission all together.
Recap: A simple transmission flush not only will make your transmission run better, but will also prolong the life of the transmission. In other words, you will be saving serious money by maintaining the transmission as transmission repair/replacement averages as one of the highest costs related to automobiles.
If you are unsure when the right time to do a transmission flush is, check out your vehicle’s owners’ manual, Honda maintenance schedule or contact one of the service advisors at our Honda Service Center. The service advisors and certified technicians here at Buckeye Honda know pretty much everything about your Honda and they will be able to quickly determine when a transmission flush is due on your car.