5 Signs that You're Due for a Transmission Flush

5 Signs that You're Due for a Transmission Flush

5 Signs that You're Due for a Transmission FlushEven if there are no signs of trouble present, it's good practice to get to the shop for a transmission fluid flush every two years or 30,000 miles. However, there are some signs that suggest you should soon get a transmission flush, regardless of how long it's been since you last got one. Because minor transmission problems can soon worsen and lead to much more expensive repair needs, it's always best to get to the shop at the first sign of trouble in this department. Here's a look at five signs that it's time for a transmission flush.

Gears Slipping

If your transmission fluid is old and dirty, then contaminants could block the fluid's flow, consequently resulting in a reduction in hydraulic power. As a result, there might be insufficient power to stay in gear.

Issues with Shifting Gears

For both standard and automatic transmissions, it's important to always drive with the proper amount of clean fluid. A gunked-up transmission can lead to gears changing too fast or too slowly.

Stalling Out

If your car momentarily stalls out when you put it in gear, then you may be able to remedy the problem with a transmission flush.


It's possible for contaminants to block the flow of transmission fluid and cause your vehicle to then lunge or surge. By getting a transmission fluid flush, you'll hopefully see this symptom subside.

Grinding Sounds

When a transmission makes grinding sounds, it's a good idea to safely pull off the road and then check your transmission fluid with your vehicle still running. If your transmission fluid is clean and healthy, it'll have a reddish color. Darker fluid, or a low fluid level, means that a transmission flush could be beneficial.

If you need transmission maintenance, be sure to visit a reputable shop. For a transmission fluid flush in Pensacola, Myrtle Grove, and Ferry Pass, FL, contact the experts at Hirst Transmission Specialists at (850) 517-3459. Hirst Transmission Specialists also offers expert transmission rebuilds in Pensacola. Feel free to give Hirst Transmission Specialists a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your vehicle's transmission needs!

Hirst Transmission Specialists Blog
Posted: June 25, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ