Transmission & Clutch Replacement In Swansea, MA

Transmission & Clutch Replacements

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Find Transmission Service And Clutch Replacements At Empire Pre-Owned

Whether you're driving a car, truck, SUV, van, or wagon, you'll want to make sure that your transmission is well serviced. The transmission is an important part of any vehicle and works hard to make sure your drive throughout Swansea, MA, Providence, RI, or beyond is as smooth as possible. Without routine transmission and clutch service, your vehicle won't work as it should and will cause larger driving issues. We recommend learning more about the many different ways you can keep your car's transmission in pristine condition.

Four Common Transmission Services for Your Vehicle

1) Automatic Transmission Fluid Exchange

Inside your transmission is fluid that lubricates the interior parts of the transmission. With use, the friction and heat will cause the fluid to break down and deteriorate. Broken fluid won't be able to lubricate the transmission as it should, which will lead to larger and more expensive transmission damage. Regular transmission fluid flushes are the best way to counteract this issue. Most vehicles with an automatic transmission are recommended to have a transmission fluid exchange every 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

What happens during an automatic transmission fluid exchange? First, the technician will remove the transmission drain plug and drain any old fluid. The plug is then inspected (and replaced if needed), new transmission fluid is added, and the plug is reinserted.

2) Automatic Transmission Filter and Fluid Replacement

Every automatic transmission also includes a filter that removes any dirt and debris from the fluid. Over time, this filter will become dirty and unusable. It will also need to be replaced.

What happens during an automatic transmission filter and fluid replacement? First, the technician will remove the transmission pan, the old filter, and the gasket material. New gasket material and a new filter are added, and the transmission pan is put back. Then a transmission fluid exchange is performed.

3) Manual Transmission Service

A manual transmission is similar, but adds a clutch element. During a manual transmission fluid exchange, not only does the fluid need to be drained, but it also needs to be evacuated from the entire system before it can be refilled. The technician will also need to examine the clutch to make sure it's in good shape. A manual transmission should be serviced every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.

4) Complete Transmission Service

If you want to have a comprehensive transmission service performed, you'll want to ask for a complete transmission service. This can be done on either a manual or an automatic transmission and includes:

  • Transmission fluid replacement
  • Transmission filter replacement
  • Transmission sump and pan inspection
  • Transmission pan cleaning and material replacement (if needed)
  • Clutch inspection (if applicable)
  • Inspection for friction damage or metal particles

Does My Manual Clutch Need to be Replaced?

If you drive a manual car, you'll want to have routine clutch inspections as part of your routine maintenance. If the clutch begins to stick, make noise, make it harder to accelerate, or feels spongy, your clutch may need to be replaced. Talk to one of our technicians to learn more about the clutch replacement process.

Contact Empire Pre-Owned For Your Transmission And Clutch Service

Here at Empire Pre-Owned, we service every type of car, truck, SUV, or van. Whether you're driving a luxury vehicle or you're enjoying the drive around Cranston, RI, in an old beater, contact our service center to schedule your next transmission and clutch service appointment.