Transmission Fluid Exchange Service  

What Transmission Fluid Exchange Includes at Chapman Ford

To the layman, a transmission fluid exchange appears to be nothing more than draining the old fluid and replacing it with new fluid. Ideally, that's the extent of the service. What the professional technician does is a little different. They are conducting a visual inspection of the vehicle, both from the underside and by looking under the hood, and are checking the levels and condition of the transmission fluid to determine if potential problems might be forming. If the fluid level is lower than expected, the technician is going to check for leaks. If contaminants are in the fluid, the transmission might require flushing by refilling it, draining it again, before refilling it a second time to assure the system is free of debris.

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Why You Want to Conduct Transmission Fluid Exchange Service

Ideally and usually, those secondary problems don't present themselves. However, there's simply no way of knowing something else might be wrong in the transmission without first checking the fluid, other than waiting for a transmission failure. The process is proactive and preemptive, to assure your car doesn't break down and leave you stranded on the side of the road. The process takes on separate importance for people who live in mountainous terrain and use the transmission to slow the vehicle during sharp descents or power it over hard climbs because even though the transmission is designed for such functions it can overheat the oil. Likewise, someone who pulls a trailer regularly, even though the truck was designed for such a feat, is putting an extra strain on the system which requires more consistent maintenance.

What Happens When A Transmission Fails

For the sake of honesty, usually, if transmission service is skipped nothing is going to happen, the oil is going to continue to lubricate and cool the transmission as the car is continued to be driven. The problem comes when a problem does arise, which is going to be far more expensive than the fluid exchange service or what a simple repair might cost if caught in time to still be a simple repair. An overworked transmission is eventually going to need to be replaced, and that is neither quick nor easy and is priced according to the difficulty level of the repair.

Chapman Ford in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

For transmission or other services on your Ford vehicle in the Egg Harbor Township of New Jersey and surrounding areas of Pleasantville, Northfield, Atlantic City, and Absecon, give us a call at Chapman Ford so our technicians can get your vehicle taken care of and you can get back on the road without further worries.


Chapman EHT, NJ

6744 Black Horse Pike
Directions Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

  • Sales: (888) 559-4823
  • Service: (888) 568-5535
  • Parts: (888) 719-4510

Service Hours

  • Monday 7:30am-6pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am-6pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am-7pm
  • Thursday 7:30am-6pm
  • Friday 7:30am-6pm
  • Saturday 8am-4pm
  • Sunday Closed

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