Keep your transmission running better and longer with these car-maintenance tips for automatic and manual vehicles. If you are not fully comfortable with your vehicle’s under-the-hood components, schedule any and all transmission maintenance with Twin City Transmission.
Here are a few tips that could help you avoid
a potential breakdown:
- Check transmission fluid regularly & properly
- Check Transmission fluid after running hot
- Use external cooler in high stress conditions
- Check linkage and adjustments periodically.
FLUID CHECKS & CHANGES
The vast majority of transmission failures result from neglected fluid checks and changes. Maintaining the
correct auto-transmission fluid level and changing the fluid when it becomes old are the primary transmission-maintenance functions you should perform.
Your vehicle’s transmission has a filter to catch and hold small particles of contamination, just like the engine has a filter to keep the engine oil clean. A transmission filter can act as a type of “screen” that can be cleaned and reused, or it can be “fabric” that has to be replaced when dirty. A professional transmission-maintenance shop will only recommend filter replacement when it is observed to be sufficiently dirty as to restrict fluid flow.