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April 13, 2023

Know the Signs for Changing Your Transmission Fluid

Engine oil ensures that your engine is lubricated properly. Similarly, transmission fluid ensures that the moving parts of your transmission are also well-lubricated so they can function well. The lubrication fluid prevents the bearings and metal parts of your transmission from grinding against each other, thus leading to transmission failure. That’s why it’s crucial to periodically change your transmission fluid.

The question is, how often exactly?

The answer depends on several factors. Foremost of them is the type of vehicle you drive. If you’re driving a manual auto, you need to replace your transmission fluid every 30,000 to 60,000 miles as recommended by most manufacturers. On the other hand, if you have an automatic model, you can increase that range up to 60,000 to 100,000 miles.

However, it won’t hurt to change your transmission fluid early. Drivers of cars with a manual transmission can do it every 15,000 miles if they often use their vehicles. Those who own cars with an automatic transmission may do the task every 30,000 miles under certain circumstances.


Signs That You Need to Change Your Transmission Fluid ASAP

The best way of knowing that it’s time to replace your transmission fluid is by checking it yourself during your vehicle’s regular maintenance. Fresh transmission fluid is normally bright red. So, if your fluid appears dark brown or black, consider getting your transmission examined by a professional.

Additionally, you’ll need to change your transmission fluid if you notice any of these signs:

  • Slipping gears
  • Trouble shifting
  • Unexpected surging (forward or backward)
  • Grinding noise while shifting


That Old Car of Yours Can Help Uplift the Lives of Our Suffering Veterans

If you own a car that’s been giving you endless headaches due to its never-ending costly repairs and maintenance, put an end to this by letting that vehicle go. When you donate it to us Veteran Car Donations, we’ll quickly haul off your unwanted auto while allowing you to savor the satisfaction of serving the disadvantaged and neglected veterans in your local area. They are our former service members who are living miserable lives due to poverty, homelessness, disabilities, and health issues, including mental ones.

Once we get hold of your vehicle donation, we’ll have it fixed before putting it up for auction. We’ll then use the proceeds to support the life improvement programs for veterans of our nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding we give them to provide deserving veterans with housing and financial assistance, employment and livelihood opportunities, family support, free quality health care and medical treatment, psychotherapy services, scholarships, and many other services.

Donating to us is not only stress-free but extremely rewarding as well. Your charitable contribution will entitle you to claim the highest possible tax deduction in the next tax season.

You will also receive our free professional towing service, which we will provide you at your convenience. Don’t worry if you’re not located in a major city — we can collect your donation wherever you are since our vehicle donation program covers the entire country.

Aside from the material rewards that will come your way, nothing will beat the uplifting sense of fulfillment you’ll experience, knowing that your donation will be used to help transform the lives of the suffering veterans and their families in your community.

We accept almost all vehicle types whatever their ages or conditions. Whether you’re donating a car that still looks new or one that’s already rusty, we’ll be happy to accept it.

Our donation process is easy, quick, and convenient. All you have to do is contact us by phone or online. You’ll be done in just a few minutes and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home.

For more information regarding our organization and our quick and easy vehicle donation process, head over to our FAQs page. If you have any concerns or inquiries, feel free to call us through our 24/7 toll-free hotline at 877-594-5822 or message us here.


Ready to Transform Our Hurting Heroes’ Lives?

It’s not every day that you get the opportunity to extend assistance to those brave men and women of our military who once fought for us to defend our liberties and protect our security. Let them know that there’s a bright future ahead for them through your vehicle donation. Call Veteran Car Donations at 877-594-5822 or fill out our secure online donation form now!

Veteran Car Donations operates in all 50 states.

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