Your Subaru has a transmission system that enables the smooth transfer of power from the engine to the wheels. Because the system consists of several moving components, it uses the transmission fluid to ensure proper lubrication to prevent friction, wear and tear, and overheating. Overtime, the transmission fluid will begin to break down and lose its effectiveness. When this happens, it exposes your transmission to risks. Flushing old transmission fluid and adding new fluid is the only way to keep your transmission in great condition. At Toole’s Garage in Valley Springs we offer Subaru transmission fluid replacement as one of the hundreds of Subaru maintenance and repair services we perform.
Signs your Subaru needs transmission fluid change
As the transmission fluid gets older, it picks up grit and grime. These are the signs your Subaru will express when the transmission fluid is old and dirty.
When the transmission system lacks good oil, your will often hear the moving parts grinding against each other when shifting gears. The strange noises can indicate that the oil is old and has a lot of debris.
Leaks of any kind indicate that your Subaru is overdue for a maintenance service. If you spot puddles under your car, it may be a case of leaking transmission fluid. Transmission fluid looks bright red, dark red or brown. The leak must be repaired as soon as possible, so reach out to our Valley Springs auto care facility to make an appointment.
When the transmission fluid is dirty, it can cause a lack of hydraulic power, causing difficulty in shifting gear. This can make it difficult for your Subaru to go faster when you’re trying to accelerate. Changing the transmission fluid may fix this problem.
Conditions listed above are only some of the signs that your Subaru’s transmission needs professional attention. Naturally if you see a transmission light illuminated, it is also a good idea to call your local mechanic. Whatever transmission issues your Subaru may manifest, call Toole’s Garage in Valley Springs – we offer 36 months / 36,000 miles nationwide warranty on all repairs. Our friendly service advisors will do their utmost to make you feel at home, while our nationally ASE certified mechanics diagnose and repair your Subaru. Call today or make an appointment on our website.