Whether you drive a new Lincoln SUV or an older model, it’s advisable to follow the routine maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual if you want to extend the life of your automobile. As you look through your routine maintenance schedule, you’ll see a list of tasks that need to be performed at certain time or mileage intervals.

While it doesn’t need to be changed as often as the oil in your automobile needs to be replaced, the odds are good that you’ll have to get new transmission fluid at some point if you own your vehicle long enough. The frequency with which you’ll need to change this critical fluid depends on various factors, such as the type of transmission your car is equipped with.

Automobiles outfitted with a manual transmission usually require new transmission fluid every 30,000 – 60,000 miles or every 15,000 miles if they’re engaged in heavy-duty tasks on a regular basis. Cars that have an automatic transmission don’t need this service as often if they do at all. If your car has an automatic that will eventually need new transmission fluid, it’s probable that you’ll need to replace the fluid every 60,000 – 100,000 miles or so. To see when you’ll need to replace the fluid in your transmission, look through your owner’s manual, contact our Lincoln dealership, or visit Griffin Lincoln Fort Atkinson.

Replacing your transmission fluid when necessary isn’t the only thing you should do to keep your transmission healthy. If your transmission is an automatic, make sure you come to a complete stop before you change gears to avoid staining your transmission. You should also let your car warm up for a few minutes before you start to drive regardless of how hot or cold it might be outside.

If your car needs any type of service, make an appointment to bring it into our Lincoln service center near Janesville, WI now.