How to Keep Your Automatic Transmission in Great Shape

How to Keep Your Automatic Transmission in Great Shape


How to Keep Your Automatic Transmission in Great ShapeBecause transmission issues are known to quickly escalate and become more expensive to address, it's important to take action when you first notice a symptom of trouble. In the event that the problem worsens to the point that you need a replacement transmission, it's worth considering installing an expertly rebuilt transmission. In such a situation, you'll want to get a rebuilt transmission from a reputable supplier. At Total Transmission Supply, we ship top-quality rebuilt transmissions throughout the United States.

Tips for Keeping Your Automatic Transmission Healthy

It's important to stay up to date with automatic transmission fluid exchanges. A common recommendation is that you exchange your automatic transmission fluid every 30,000 miles, but it'll be best to check your owner's manual for your vehicle's precise requirement. This will help to ensure that you're driving with transmission fluid that isn't polluted. Driving with the right amount of clean transmission fluid provides crucial lubrication and hydraulic pressure.

It's a good idea to check your transmission fluid once per month. Typically transmission fluid is best checked with the engine running. If your transmission dipstick indicates that the fluid level has become concerningly low, then you may have a leak, which is something that needs to be addressed ASAP to prevent major trouble. Also, if your transmission fluid looks dark or is emitting an odor like burnt plastic, then you'll want to have a mechanic take a look so the underlying issue can be identified.

There are also a couple of easy measures you can take during your daily commute to help reduce stress on your transmission. For one, it's best if you can avoid hitting your brakes hard. When you slam on the brakes, your transmission can suffer excessive strain. Also, it's a good idea to use your parking brake, particularly when parked on a slope. This will reduce stress on your transmission as it tries to keep your car in place. Another simple thing you can do is always make sure you're completely stopped before shifting into/out of reverse. Shifting into/out of reverse while still rolling can cause unnecessary wear and tear.

If you need a replacement transmission, contact Total Transmission Supply at (855) 907-0390. We ship expertly rebuilt transmissions to anywhere in the U.S. Feel free to give us a call today to ask about our inventory!


Total Transmission Supply Blog
Posted: October 2021

Written and Published By MORBiZ