Engine oil gets the spotlight in most driver’s minds, but transmission fluid is no less important. The biggest enemy of an automatic transmission is the heat generated by the constant friction of clutch plates. Transmission fluid that is changed at recommended intervals helps disperse heat better, lubricates clutch plates, and contains fresh detergents to keep the transmission clean and operating properly. The way you drive your car has a direct impact on the life of your transmission fluid. Stop-and-go driving, hauling loads, driving long distances or up and down mountains can heat transmission fluid beyond acceptable limits. If the fluid is not changed at recommended intervals, important additives oxidize and break down, reducing the ability of the fluid to lubricate and protect. This may cause acid, rust and sludge in the fluid, which is the leading cause of transmission failure.
- Protects from gear, bearing and clutch wear and corrosion, helping reduce maintenance costs
- Extends the life of your transmission
- Helps to identify minor transmission issues before they became major problems
When it’s time to flush your automatic transmission system, you’ll want Havoline to be the brand of transmission fluid you put back in. Our special formulation maintains friction control for smooth shift action and prevention of shudder. It retains high temperature viscosity, resulting in excellent wear protection. And, it helps minimize the chances of a transmission overhaul due to sludge, corrosion, or wear of gears, bearings, and clutches.