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The leading supplier of ATF exchange equipment, Launch UK, would like to remind all technicians of the importance of carrying out regular fluid and filter changes at 75,000 miles or 50,000 miles for vehicles used in arduous conditions.

To carry out this service and ensure a 99% fluid exchange, dedicated equipment, such as Launch UK’s CAT 501S, a fully featured automatic transmission cleaner and fluid exchanger that provides a simple, hassle-free solution to changing transmission fluid, should be used. The CAT 501S is already popular with Land Rover specialists as it has all the features necessary to ensure a fast and trouble-free exchange.

The service doesn’t require any specialist transmission skills or knowledge and can be completed in approximately 20 minutes. Some transmissions are electronically controlled to optimise shift quality and feel and clutch slip controlled by solenoids allows the shift to complete jerk free in milliseconds.

The CAT 501S comes with a straightforward menu driven interface and a full set of adapters, allowing connection to virtually all transmission types. Customers can also further benefit from Launch UK’s full back-up and technical support available on all Launch UK’s ATF machines, which includes on-site commissioning and user training as well as aftersales assistance from its technical experts.

“The CAT 501S is a proven machine with many examples successfully operating around the country. We’ve received some excellent feedback, which reflects just how well it cleans and exchanges transmission fluid, offering great results for our customers,” said Dave Richards, Launch UK managing director. “Using the CAT 501S along with a simple transmission maintenance schedule will keep optimum transmission performance, and help protect from failure.”

The fluid and additives deteriorate over time, causing carefully engineered friction coefficients and viscosity to alter, which can lead to harsh engagements and rough or slipping shifts as the critical, controlled clutch slip no longer responds as designed. Ultimately, premature and expensive transmission failure is likely.