Do you know how to keep your vehicle running at its peak performance level? Follow the transmission service intervals recommended in your owner’s manual (generally every 60,000 to 100,000 miles). This is crucial if you want a reliable and safe vehicle on the road.
What are some signs of transmission problems? You may start to experience shifting problems, such as lurching or jerking, popping out of gear, noisy gears, or even a warning light on the dash instrument panel. Don’t wait until you can’t shift at all before scheduling a transmission service.
What does a transmission service include?
- Changing the Automatic Transmission Fluid: Changing the fluid at the correct intervals can help prevent premature wear and damage to the transmission.
- Drain and Refill the Automatic Transmission Fluid: Automatic transmission fluid lubricates, cools, and cleans internal components of the transmission. It also helps to maintain the hydraulic pressure necessary for the transmission to function. The additives in the transmission fluid can be depleted over time.
- Replace the Automatic Transmission Filter: The automatic transmission filter helps remove dirt and contaminants from the transmission fluid. It can become clogged.
- Manual Transmission Service: Heat, pressure, and friction can slowly breakdown the additives in the manual transmission fluid. In addition, small particles of metal may come off the gears as they wear and mix with the fluid. The fluid can also become contaminated with water.
The net result of all these services is to provide better lubrication, improve the holding ability of the friction components, and reduce heat so that your transmission will keep running better and longer, and you are less likely to face a major transmission repair.
Need to know more about what are the signs of a bad transmission? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at theWrench, Ltd. Car Care Center at (360) 692-1414 for information about transmission service and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Silverdale, WA, and the surrounding area.