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The importance of changing your CVT fluid

Published on Dec 26, 2022 by Boulder Service Team

 

The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is a type of automatic transmission that has become increasingly popular in today’s vehicles. Unlike traditional automatic transmissions, the CVT uses a belt and pulley system to provide an infinite number of gear ratios, allowing for smooth and efficient acceleration. With this technology, however, also comes the responsibility to properly maintain the CVT in order to ensure that it continues to provide the same smooth and efficient performance.

 

One of the most important aspects of CVT maintenance is regularly changing the CVT transmission fluid. The transmission fluid in a CVT is responsible for lubricating the moving parts of the transmission and keeping it cool. Over time, transmission fluid can become contaminated or lose its viscosity, leading to decreased performance and even transmission failure. As a result, it is important to keep the transmission fluid clean and at the correct level.

 

Regularly changing the CVT transmission fluid is the best way to ensure that it is in good condition and performing optimally. Most manufacturers recommend changing the CVT transmission fluid every 30,000-60,000 miles, depending on the make and model of the vehicle. This interval is designed to ensure that the fluid is in good condition and does not cause any damage to the transmission. However, it is important to note that some vehicles may require more frequent fluid changes, depending on the type of driving and the age of the vehicle. Some manufacturers may even recommend a transmission fluid flush rather than a simple fluid change.

 

When changing the CVT transmission fluid, it is important to use the correct type of fluid. Different vehicles require different types of transmission fluid, so it is important to consult the owner’s manual or a certified mechanic to determine the correct type of fluid for your vehicle. It is also important to use the correct amount of fluid when changing the CVT transmission fluid. Too much or too little fluid can have an adverse effect on the transmission and lead to costly repairs. In conclusion, regularly changing the CVT transmission fluid is an important step in maintaining the health and performance of the transmission. Most manufacturers recommend changing the fluid every 30,000-60,000 miles, but this interval may vary depending on the type of vehicle and the type of driving. Following the recommended maintenance schedule and taking the time to properly change the CVT transmission fluid will ensure that the transmission operates optimally for years to come.