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Modern vehicles are some of the most sophisticated and intricate machines in the world today. The automatic transmission is the most complex component in the vehicle that requires regular maintenance. There are hundreds upon hundreds of components within the transmission serving many different functions. The secret to keeping these components working properly is to keep the transmission fluid in the system clean.

Automatic transmission fluid serves many purposes. The tasks it performs are to clean, cool, lubricate, transmit force, transmit pressure, inhibit varnish build-up and protect the transmission on a daily basis.

Every vehicle has a different recommendation for the service interval on the transmission; some may even say that it can go as long as 100,000 miles without a service. Now while it may make it that long without a service or flush, a lot of damage will have been sustained inside and the life of the transmission will be reduced dramatically. For the longest life and least amount of money, having a flush and filter replacement every 2 years or 24,000 miles is best. When you do this make sure that the proper fluid for your vehicle will be used, as this can and will cause premature failure as well.