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Transmission service in Gladewater

Here at McKAIG Chevrolet Buick, the experts in our Gladewater service center are here to help you get it in gear–literally! We're talking about your transmission, of course. Along with your engine, your transmission rounds out your powertrain and is one of the key components that keeps your vehicles moving.

So, what do you need to know about your transmission? Our experts are here to help.

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How Long Do Transmissions Last?

Unfortunately, this is a question without a one-size-fits-all answer. The truth is that your transmissions health and lifespan will vary drastically based on the type of transmission you have, the sort of driving you do, and, of course, how you maintain your vehicle. Extreme heat and stop-and-go traffic can wear on a transmission more quickly, for instance.

While the lifespan of your transmission can vary drastically, you can typically expect an automatic transmission to last somewhere between 100,000 and 200,000 miles, or roughly seven to 10 years. If you want to be on the high end of the spectrum, then maintenance is key!

Do You Need to Change the Transmission Fluid? How Often?

Transmission fluid does need to be changed, and the duration between changes is another variable. We suggest speaking with our team, who can account for your transmission's construction, your driving habits, and other factors to let you know how often you should have your system flushed and the fluid replaced.

At home, you can check your transmission fluid and top if off when necessary. Always check the transmission dipstick after the car has been running while it's still warm–careful not to tough any hot parts under the hood–and to top it off with the transmission fluid recommended in your owner's manual. While you're at it, check the dipstick for signs that your fluid is going bad. If it smells burnt, or if the fluid appears brown or dirty, you're due for a change.

Dealing with transmission issues and maintaining your fluid can help to protect your vehicle's lifespan, and the latest service specials at our Gladewater shop can help make the process easy and affordable!

Due for service, or want to learn more about properly maintaining your transmission? We can help here at McKAIG Chevrolet Buick! Be sure to contact us by calling (903) 636-3246 today.

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Location & Phone  


1110 E Broadway Ave.
(US 80 @ E. Loop 485)
Gladewater, TX 75647
Phone (903)598-5429
Fax (903)845-3460

Sales Hours 


Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Service Hours 


Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Parts Hours 


Monday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday: CLOSED