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How Often Do You Need to Change Your Transmission Fluid

Your transmission is made up of a lot of moving parts, and like any other mechanical system, it needs to be properly lubricated to function correctly. In relation, your transmission fluid breaks down over time due to a variety of factors. The main factor is heat. Every time your transmission shifts gears, it generates a small amount of heat. This is perfectly normal and happens regardless of how you drive. However, if you frequently drive in stop-and-go traffic or tow heavy loads, your transmission will generate more heat and break down the fluid faster.