more about transmissions ...
Transmissions are heavy duty pieces of equipment that are designed
to last a long time for most Michigan drivers. But like any
other machine, they’ll eventually
wear out and need repair. So let’s focus on what you can
do to push that day off as far as possible.
The first thing you can do is to make sure your transmission always has enough fluid.
Transmission fluid cools and
lubricates the transmission. When there’s not enough
fluid, the transmission will run hotter and wear out sooner.
The transmission fluid also provides the pressure needed to
transfer power from the engine to the transmission. Not enough
fluid, and your transmission
won’t shift properly.
Your Detroit area service center at Auto Medics of Shelby
will check your transmission fluid level with a
full service oil change
and top it off if needed. If you see any transmission fluid on the
driveway – it’s a reddish color – have us inspect it for a leak. A
gasket, hose or seal could be leaking and may need to be repaired.
The next thing you can do to prolong the life of your transmission is to replace your transmission fluid on
schedule. As you can imagine, all those gears grinding on each
other result in lots of little bits of metal in the fluid. The
more there is, the faster the transmission parts will wear out.
Transmission fluid also contains detergents and other additives to
protect your transmission.
These additives are depleted over time, so old fluid doesn’t
protect as well as new fluid. Your owner’s manual or Auto Medics
service advisor will have a
recommendation for when you should have a transmission service.
your transmission isn’t shifting as smoothly as it should, or if
you suspect a transmission leak,
let our Shelby Township Michigan service center take
a look at it. And ask if it’s time for a transmission service.
Regular maintenance and taking care of small leaks right away will
help your transmission last as long as possible.