Avoid these Bad Driving Habits that Can Cause Transmission Failure

Avoid these Bad Driving Habits that Can Cause Transmission Failure


By keeping up with maintenance and being gentle on your transmission, you can prevent problems from arising in the first place. But if you do notice a symptom of transmission trouble, you'll want to be proactive about addressing it. If you delay bringing the problem to a mechanic's attention, it could soon escalate to the point that you need major transmission repairs, or perhaps even a new transmission altogether. In the event that you do need to order a transmission for your vehicle, contact Total Transmission Supply. We provide top-quality rebuilt transmissions for every manufacturer, and can ship anywhere in the U.S. But to prevent the need for a replacement transmission, you'll want to avoid certain bad driving habits.

Ways to Cause Transmission Trouble

One bad habit that can cause excessive strain on your transmission is to regularly put the pedal to the metal. When you stomp on the accelerator, it can put major stress on your vehicle's driveline parts, including your transmission. To prevent your transmission from overheating, it should be given a chance to cool down after creating excessive torque.

Issues related to braking can also cause transmission problems. Sometimes it's necessary to hit the brakes hard, but when you do this it can make transmission mounts susceptible to damage. Transmission mounts do the important job of securing the transmission to the chassis. When a mount is faulty, the transmission is liable to move, which could result in major damage. Not setting your parking brake can also cause transmission issues. An engaged parking brake reduces the stress placed on your transmission as it tries to hold your car in place. It's especially important to use your e-brake when parked on an incline. You'll also want to always brake to a complete stop before you shift between reverse and a forward gear. If you don't, then you could increase the risk of transmission issues arising.

If you don't ever bother to check transmission fluid, then you run the risk of the fluid level getting extremely low without you noticing. It's best to check your transmission fluid once per month to make sure it doesn't seem burnt and hasn't gotten low. When transmission fluid gets dangerously low, it can lead to major transmission problems. Signs of low transmission fluid include gear slippage, rough shifting, and delayed shifting.

If you need a rebuilt transmission, contact Total Transmission Supply at (855) 907-0390. We'll set you up with the right transmission for your vehicle. Feel free to give us a call today to order an expertly rebuilt transmission that can be shipped anywhere in the United States!


Total Transmission Supply Blog
Posted: July 31, 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ