Transmission Flush- A transmission flush (aka. drain and refill) is the service done when your unit does not have a pan or serviceable filter. Example: A Honda, or other vehicle manufacturers using CVT's (Continuous Variable Transmission). Instead, the unit has a plug located on the bottom designed for draining fluid. Service a CVT requires removal of the plug to drain the fluid, reinstalling the plug, and then refilling the unit with new transmission fluid to its proper level.
When should I have a transmission service done?
A transmission service is much like having the oil changed in your engine. The service needs to be done according to the service index table for your particular vehicle. Cloquet Automotive suggests having a service done approximately every 50,000 miles. If you have a heavy-duty or severe-duty vehicle we recommend having a service done every 30,000 miles.
Why should I have a transmission service done?
Having your transmission serviced regularly according to manufacturing service tables will help to keep your transmission running longer. It also reduces the risk of having future transmission problems and/or failures. Following your service maintenance table for your specific vehicle is important, but it is not a guarantee you will not have an internal transmission failure.
Transmission Fluid Exchange- A quality transmission fluid exchange is designed to circulate through and replace virtually all existing fluid with new by removing one of the transmission cooler lines and running the transmission cooling system through an external machine with a built in filter. This machine is designed solely for the purpose of draining the current fluid in your unit and replacing the old fluid with new fluid. Cloquet Automotive does not offer this service.
Why would I need to do a fluid exchange?
A unit where the fluid becomes contaminated would require a fluid exchange service. A few examples; it floods and your vehicle becomes submerged in water, or the wrong transmission fluid was added to your transmission.