These often-overlooked vehicle-maintenance practices can not only help avoid expensive repairs, they can boost performance.
Back in 2006, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) offered buyers the choice between an automatic and a manual transmission in 47 percent of new cars. By 2018, only 2 percent of vehicles sold had a manual transmission, according to edmunds.com. Even with manual transmissions on the endangered species list, questions about automatic vs. manual transmission fluid
It depends on what you want to accomplish. But, first of all, check your owner’s manual to see if your vehicle manufacturer recommends one instead of the other. If you want to ensure removal of nearly all the old transmission fluid, have your transmission flushed. Here’s what we’ll cover: What is a Transmission Flush? Downsides
How often you should change transmission fluid depends on your vehicle and driving habits. That’s a cop-out. But, it’s true. Automatic-transmission-fluid-change recommendations vary from one original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to another. Plus, if your driving habits are like most motorists and fall under the “severe” designation (towing, hauling, daily short trips less than 10 miles,