When transmission fluid becomes dirty (and it WILL) it also becomes ineffective due to the properties of the fluid breaking down. Having your transmission fluid checked on a regular basis and changed when needed is a fundamental and essential part of properly maintaining your vehicle. Industry experts recommend that you have a routine fluid flush every 40,000-50,000 miles to prevent expensive repairs and prolong the life of your transmission. Our team at Ram's can check that for you regularly and perform the needed service when the time is right.
The maintenance process for your transmission consists of flushing the old fluid transmission and torque converter using a cleaner/additive and having new transmission fluid replace it based on the type of transmission and manufacturer recommendations.
Differentials and Transfer Cases
If you are not sure what a differential is or know if the oil in yours has been changed recently, then you should come see the Ram's team and let us check it for you. Maintaining these oils to avoid damage to major parts of the drive-train is recommended to avoid unnecessary costly repairs. Removing the old oil and replacing it with new oil based on your vehicle's manufacturer recommendations is a simple and routine process that our team can handle in a snap.
When oil breaks down it reduces the effectiveness of the parts it is lubricating and protecting. Friction due to broken down oil not being able to provide proper lubrication allows heat to occur at points of contact between gear clusters, shafts, and bearings causing unwarranted damage to those parts. Most vehicle manufacturers recommend that the oil in gear boxes, transfer case and differential be replaced every 25,000 to 30,000 miles.