Helpful Tips for a Healthy Automatic Transmission

Helpful Tips for a Healthy Automatic Transmission

Helpful Tips for a Healthy Automatic TransmissionWith transmissions, seemingly small problems can drastically worsen in a hurry. This makes it very important that you take action as soon as you notice signs of a problem. By being proactive, you can potentially save yourself from needing a transmission rebuild. But even if you do take good care of your transmission, there's still a chance that at some point a catastrophic issue will emerge and you'll need a transmission replacement. Still, to minimize this risk, you'll want to keep up on transmission maintenance. Here's a look at five important automatic transmission maintenance tasks.

Transmission Fluid Flush

By getting your transmission fluid changed, potentially harmful contaminants will be removed. This will help to preserve your automatic transmission's health. A general recommendation is to get your automatic transmission fluid flushed every 30,000 miles, but you can refer to your owner's manual for specific guidelines for your particular vehicle.

Check Transmission Fluid Often

Unlike engine oil, it's best to check automatic transmission fluid while the vehicle is running. This is because transmission fluid contracts when it's cold, so checking it while warm will provide a more accurate reading. If your transmission fluid looks or smells burnt, you'll want to have a mechanic conduct an inspection.

Engine Maintenance

A poorly performing engine can stress the transmission. By keeping up with oil changes and other engine maintenance, you'll help to keep your transmission healthy.

Easy on the Brake Pedal

Slamming on your brakes can seriously stress your transmission. Sometimes, you're going to have to hit the brakes hard. But when possible, you'll want to go gentler on your brakes. Also, you can reduce stress on your transmission by using your parking brake when parked on a hill.

Always Fully Stop before Shifting

Excessive wear and tear may occur if you don't come to a complete stop before shifting between reverse and a forward gear.

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Total Transmission Supply Blog
Posted: December 4, 2020

Written and Published By MORBiZ