Transmission Maintenance Could Prevent Major Repairs

Transmission Fluid Dipstick

Checking the Levels of Your Transmission Fluid Can Help You Know When You Have a Leak.

You transmission is an important part of your car. If your transmission doesn’t work, your car isn’t going anywhere. Don’t wait until you have to replace it to bring your car into the shop. There are a few small maintenance steps that can prolong the life of your transmission and keep your car running longer. Global Auto Transmission Repair is happy to help with the upkeep of your car or truck’s transmission systems. Give us a call today at 800-319-9568.

Transmission Maintenance

Your owner’s manual will tell you how often you should have the fluid in your transmission changed, but most manufacturers recommend that you get the fluid changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Automatic and manual transmissions need this service completed for different reasons.

Manual Transmissions

Over time as the parts of your transmission experience wear and tear, they can leave small pieces of debris behind in your transmission fluid. Once the fluid is contaminated, it doesn’t lubricate as well as it does when it is clean. If left unattended for a long period of time, it could seriously damage your transmission system.

Automatic Transmissions

Automatic transmissions produce a great deal more heat than manual transmission. This causes the transmission fluid is actually degrading over time. It also gets contaminated with tiny metal splinters from the components of your transmission.

Always remember to check levels of your transmission fluid under the hood. Allowing your transmission fluid to get too low can cause serious harm to your transmission. Transmission fluid doesn’t burn up, like oil does. So if you notice that your fluid is low, it is a sure sign that you have a leak and you should bring it into the shop for repairs.