Is the transmission filter really that important?


The transmission of your vehicle does a lot of the heavy lifting to keep your vehicle moving. Heat and pressure over time can cause bits of metal and contaminants to flake off and do damage. This is where the transmission filter saves the day! For the cars that use them, the transmission filter is a crucial part of the automatic transmission that sifts out metal and contaminants from wreaking havoc in your vehicle. The filter is a metal plate with slats where the transmission fluid passes. It’s located below the pickup tube and above the transmission pan. The transmission pan can sometimes be in a hard to reach spot that potentially requires a good amount of labor depending on the vehicle. It’s generally recommended to replace transmission fluid and filter every 25,000-35,000 miles. Stick to the owner’s manual to maximize the life of your vehicle. To answer the question, yes for vehicles that need it, keeping fresh fluids and a fresh filter is important for your transmission and overall vehicle health. A ruined transmission can set you back thousands, so bring your vehicle to a trusted shop today!