So now that you know this, you should be a little nicer to your transmission. First of all, it is recommended that you change your fluid every 30,000 to 40,000km.
In a manual transmission, the problem is not so much the fluid degradation, but rather fluid contamination.
This contamination occurs over time as the synchronizers, bearings and gears in the transmission wear out. The resulting metal particles then float around in the lubricant.
And we all know that oil with microscopic particles of metal in it does not lubricate as well as clean oil does. So if these contaminants are not drained out, they will shorten the life of your transmission.
Automatic Transmission: Because more heat is generated in an automatic transmission, automatic transmission fluid actually degrades and breaks down with use.
In addition, like in a manual transmission, automatic transmission fluid will also become contaminated with worn bits of the transmission. If these contaminants are not drained out, they will shorten the life of your transmission.
So if you don’t change the transmission fluid on schedule, you’ll be lubricating your transmission with metal shavings and other contaminants. This will shorten the transmission’s life and as mentioned above, this will lead to a hefty bill later.
To avoid that, schedule a visit to your local neighbourhood Tayaria service centre.