If you want your transmission to last the life of your vehicle you must exercise a strict maintenance program. Transmission failure most commonly occurs when the fluid is neglected, Heat and pressure break down the transmission fluid causing the metal on metal parts to wear ultimately leading to costly transmission repairs.
Transmission Tune Up. Why Do I need one?
Just like you need to change the oil in your car every 3,000 miles or so, you also need to change your transmission fluid. Reason one is that it never hurts to have fresh fluids in your vehicle. Fresh fluid and moving parts are a good thing. Your transmission is the most complex component in your vehicle and is the most sensitive to heat and viscosity breakdown.
Second, your transmission has a filter that filters the fluid for the transmission. Over time these get clogged and need to be changed. It’s important to know that most modern-day transmissions have two filters. And they both need to be changed. In order to change the second filter, the pan must be dropped. This must happen if you truly want to extend the life of your vehicle and eliminate mechanical failures. Running new fluid through a dotry clogged filter defeats the purpose of changing it in the first place. Dirty fluid will also clog the tiny screens on your electric solenoids causing hard or no shift situations.
How do I know when my transmission fluid needs to be changed?
You could always check it yourself. But the way we recommend is to have it checked every 3 month by stopping in at Atlas. We can tell you whether your fluid is bad or not and the inspection is free. Do not let a oil change facility change it for you. They are not going to drop the pan and replace both filters. Bringing your vehicle to a Transmission Specialist will ensure that when you need a Transmission Tune-up it will be done correctly.
The Atlas Transmission Lifetime Warranty for Automatic & Manual Transmissions
With an Atlas Lifetime Transmission Warranty, your transmission is covered for as long as you own your car, no matter how many miles or years you drive it.
The Lifetime Warranty covers your transmission and torque converter against defective transmission materials, as long as you own your car. Atlas Lifetime Transmission Warranty is void if the failure is caused by accident or alterations if the covered vehicle is converted from a passenger vehicle to a commercial vehicle or is used for commercial purposes.
Be sure to read your Atlas Lifetime Transmission Warranty to fully understand all of your rights and any other restrictions that apply. Atlas Lifetime Transmission Warranty is not transferable.
* Some charges, exclusions, and limitations apply to the service agreement.