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The Importance of Auto Transmission Maintenance
Repairing or replacing your auto transmission is no small task. The transmission in your vehicle is undoubtedly its most complicated component, which means transmission repair can turn into an expensive fix if problems are left to linger. Maintaining your transmission according to its specific manufacturer’s recommendations can prolong the life of your car and help you avoid costly repairs or breakdowns. With a little TLC, you can help keep this intricate and important part of your car running smoothly.
Why Does Transmission Service Cost So Much?
Taking care of your vehicle’s transmission can be expensive due to the complexity of the task. Auto transmissions use a complex system of hydraulics and gears to transfer power from your engine to your wheels, and therefore it can’t be serviced by a part-time handyman. Of all the work our trained technicians do, auto transmission service often involves the most labor and skill. That being said, you can’t ignore transmission slipping, a dragging clutch, grinding noises, or other serious transmission problems!
It’s All About Temperature
As you can imagine, a great deal of heat is created inside the transmission as you drive your vehicle. To help maintain a safe and constant operating temperature, your vehicle uses transmission fluid to cool and lubricate all of the moving parts. The fluid reduces the amount of potentially damaging heat inside the transmission and helps increase the life of this important system.
This transmission fluid is vital to the health of your car transmission, so it’s important that you maintain it properly. Because some of the ingredients in the transmission fluid break down over time, it needs to be replaced regularly. Different vehicle manufacturers recommend that the transmission fluid be flushed and replaced at specified maintenance intervals. Check your vehicle’s maintenance schedule to stay on top of transmission fluid changes and flushes.
Signs of Transmission Problems
Help cut the cost of transmission service by taking care of small problems before they worsen. If you notice any of the following signs, schedule an appointment at your nearest Tires Plus for a service or repair before your transmission fails
- Transmission slipping
- Rough shifts between gears
- Thud or clunk when the car shifts gears
- Long pauses between shifting gears
- Leaking transmission fluid (red or brown fluid)
- Transmission warning light on dashboard
Want the Best Transmission Service? Count on Tires Plus
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all of this information, take a deep breath. At Tires Plus your vehicle will receive the best transmission service from our team of experts. We carefully follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommended service interval for performing a transmission fluid change. Whether you’re experiencing transmission problems or simply need to figure out when your vehicle is due for maintenance, one of our professional technicians is happy to help! Find a Tires Plus near you and schedule an appointment online today!
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