We both know why you came here. Your transmission is one of the most expensive parts in your vehicle and you’re wanting more information on whether a flush or fluid change is the right choice. Regardless of the costs of both auto vs manual transmissions, both require service to properly perform. If you haven’t already noticed, although similar in concept, both a flush and a fluid change are two completely different services.
Before taking your vehicle into service or planning to look for a new vehicle the first thing you may have considered is what is the worst-case scenario. One of these worst-case scenarios for any vehicle is your transmission dying and needing service. The cost of repair for any dead transmission is equal to most of the value of your car and you might be better off buying a new one. Others that pre-plan, debate whether to get an automatic transmission or a manual often trying to determine the longevity and estimating devaluation and overall lifespan of their transmission. Which costs less in the long run? Which last longer? What has a better fuel economy? Which is more expensive to repair? All these questions often pondered especially if you want your ride to last as long and cost-effective as possible.
Coolant is often overlooked until it’s absolutely necessary or too late. Also known as antifreeze, it is a bright green or yellow liquid that is normally mixed 50/50 with water to keep your radiator from overheating or freezing.