Q: Will frequently changing my transmission filter extend the life of my transmission?
A: No, the most important practice to extend transmission life is to control the temperature of the automatic transmission fluid or change the fluid regularly if temperature cannot be controlled.
Q: Does it take a long time to change the transmission filter?
A: No, if all transmission filter replacement steps are executed properly it should only take you about 1 hour to replace the transmission filter.
Q: Will I know when it is time to change my transmission filter?
A: Yes, signs that you need to change your transmission filter include: transmission fluid leakage, dirty transmission fluid, inability to shift gears, or a burning smell or smoke.
Q: Do I need to have a transmission flush every time I get an oil change?
A: No, a transmission flush is recommended every 50,000 to 75,000 miles, but some cars may need it as soon as every 12,000 miles. Refer to your vehicle's owner's manual for transmission flush intervals.