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Manual Transmission Fluid Exchange
Manual Transmission Service in Inver Grove, MN
Your transmission is a must and helps your car to deliver power to your wheels so that you can go faster, go slower, stop and more. Your transmission needs fluid to keep your transmission moving freely and often transmission fluid does need to be changed.
What is Transmission Fluid Exchange
A manual transmission is somewhat different than an automatic transmission in that you have to manually shift your transmission to adjust it to fit the gear that you need. A manual transmission does not use the same automatic transmission fluid as an automatic transmission would use in most cases. Often, a manual transmission is going to use regular motor oil, heavyweight oil, or in some cases, you can use automatic transmission fluid. Changing out fluid is a necessary part of any regularly scheduled maintenance.
Importance of Manual Transmission Fluid Exchange Service?
Your transmission is a moving part of your engine, this means that dirt, debris, and even microscopic metal shavings from the moving parts of your transmission grinding together. Also, as your transmission fluid ages, it may evaporate and thicken which makes it less effective in regards to lubricating your transmission as it moves. You need to have your transmission fluid changed so that it does not cause extra grinding in the gears of your transmission. This is a service that can be performed with all the typical fluid changes that you would need to get with the rest of your engine maintenance.
Not changing your transmission fluid can do a few different things. For starters, it can cause grinding and wearing in the gears of your transmission that can cause it to be difficult to shift gears, it can lock up your transmission if you do not have enough fluid, it can cause damage to the moving parts of your transmission. If you have a manual transmission, it is important to consult with your mechanic about what lubricant and what transmission fluid is going to work best with your particular car and your particular transmission.
Volkswagen of Inver Grove Service Center
Volkswagen of Inver Grove offers a free touchless car wash with every service, comfortable waiting area, free fluid top offs, world glass maintenance department that needs no appointment, lifetime powertrain warranty and a credit card if you need more time to pay for services. They also offer free beverages and a place for kids to play while you wait for your car.