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How to Keep Your Transmission In Good Shape

If you know about automobiles, you probably know that transmission rebuilds and replacements are not cheap. That is why you should never overlook the importance of transmission service/maintenance. This system is in charge of transferring engine power to move your wheels, and it relies on a lubricating fluid to keep it clean and cool.

Follow these tips to keep your transmission running for many years to come:

1. Get Regular Transmission Fluid Exchanges

Your automaker sometimes has the interval for this service listed in the owner’s manual. On average, this service should be done every 30,000 miles or every two years, whichever comes first. This service allows us to eliminate the lingering debris and impurities in the system, making the fluid move more fluidly. 

2. Check Fluid Levels and Catch Leaks 

The transmission fluid is responsible for lubricating gearboxes on top of powering the transmission. That is why you should check on the fluid condition and levels as often as you can. If you notice a red fluid puddle around your car, have it checked right away as it can indicate a leak.

3. Use the Right Kind of Fluid

When you service your transmission, make sure you or your technician utilizes the right kind of fluid for your transmission. Certain lubricants are better at resisting heat than others, so you should never skimp on a cheaper option. 

Throughout your vehicle’s life, you should continue to have the transmission fluid changed out and refilled for optimal performance. If you notice signs of a leak or unusual grinding noises or burning smells when switching gears, please care for your transmission right away. We offer the best transmission services and repairs at Premier Automotive Service. If you want to keep your car, SUV, or truck running, please call or visit our auto repair shop soon.

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