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Ford Light & Medium Duty Transmission Maintenance and Service Intervals

Let’s talk about Ford Trans Maintenance and Service Intervals in this blog we will address why you should service and do checks, the recommended service intervals, and how to check your transmission fluid.

Transmission fluid deteriorates over time and hard use like frequent stop-and-go driving, hauling heavy loads and trailer towing - will accelerate the deterioration. That kind of driving raises the transmission's operating temperature, and heat puts more strain on the transmission and the fluid. Unlike engine oil, which is primarily a lubricant, transmission fluid serves as both an oil and a hydraulic fluid that helps facilitate gear shifts, cools the transmission and lubricates moving parts. If you driving under high-stress conditions, you should check the transmission fluid level more often and have a repair shop check the condition of the fluid.

It is recommended that you have a trans service done every 15,000-18,000 miles for best performance results.

In between service intervals you can check it to monitor its health. First you want to check your owners manual for the recommended procedure. Make sure your truck is at service level for accurate reading. Be cautious of the engine’s temperature and cooling fans. Identify the dipstick. Remove dipstick and wipe off; be cautious of spilling fluid on parts. Reinsert dipstick and check fluid levels; be aware of the color and smell as they are indicators that it needs to be changed.

Most importantly always ask for professional help or have a Tech check your fluid level if you are unsure so that no damage is done to your truck. If you are in need of a service partner capable of inspecting, diagnosing, and repair transmission issues , Always Nearby is your one stop shop foe everything you need. Visit our Drivetrain service page and schedule a service with us or give the office a call.

Schedule a Drivetrain service with us today by clicking the link below or give us a call at the office 770-662-7100. We will keep your diesel engine in top performing shape.

Always Nearby Services & Repairs, Inc

2400 Weaver Way Unit H

Atlanta, Ga 30340


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