The transmission is the component of a vehicle that handles shifting from one gear to the next when a vehicle accelerates and decelerates. Two common types of transmissions are manual and automatic. Automatic transmissions shift from gear to gear independently, while manual transmissions require the driver to shift from gear to gear instead. One thing that keeps the transmission operating smoothly is transmission fluid, which lubricates and cools the metal components of the transmission. Over several thousand miles of driving, transmission fluid breaks down and needs to be drained and replaced to operate efficiently. Continue reading below to learn about having a Kia transmission flush at Bridgewater Kia in New Jersey!