Besides the normal oil changes and tire rotations you get for your BMW, there is a maintenance service that is often overlooked. And that service is a transmission fluid change or flush. Unfortunately, there’s a misconception that BMW’s “lifetime fluids” last — well, a lifetime. However, it is highly advised that BMW owners have it done once their vehicle reaches 100,000. It can even be done before then for safe measures.
What Is Transmission Fluid?
This car fluid is a red fluid that supports your transmission’s functions, which is to transmit engine power to move your wheels. This fluid lubricates your transmission parts, and when doing so, it undergoes a lot of heat. Over time, the heat breaks the liquid down. Additionally, the fluid can also become contaminated with metal scraps and debris. As a result, it becomes less effective at doing its job.
Signs That You Need to Change Your Transmission Fluid
- Fluid is no longer a vibrant red and becomes dark and brown
- Burning rubber smell coming from the fluid
- Rattling sounds
- Leaks of the fluid found under the car
Transmission fluid changes are vital for your BMW’s maintenance, so please don’t fall for the “lifetime fluid” nonsense. Otherwise, your transmission can break down prematurely.
If you have any questions regarding your transmission services, feel free to call or visit the BMW experts at Bay Diagnostics. You can also schedule an appointment online with us today.
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