How to Maintain Your Vehicle’s Transmission

The transmission is one of the most vital components of your vehicle. It is in charge of transmitting power from the engine to the wheels, allowing your car to move. However, just like any other mechanical component, transmissions require routine maintenance to keep them running smoothly. In this blog post, we will discuss some key tips to help you maintain your vehicle's transmission and avoid costly repairs.

Check the transmission fluid regularly: Transmission fluid is essential for lubricating the moving parts of the transmission. It also helps to cool and clean the transmission. Low transmission fluid levels can cause serious damage to the transmission, so it's important to check the fluid level regularly and top it off as needed.

Check for leaks: If you notice any fluid leaks under your vehicle, it could be a sign that there is a problem with the transmission. Leaks can occur due to worn-out seals or other issues. It's important to address these leaks as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

Monitor the transmission temperature: The transmission can get quite hot during normal operation, but it should not overheat. If you notice that the transmission temperature is running too high, it could be a sign of a problem. Overheating can cause damage to the transmission and other components, so it's important to have it checked by a professional.

Pay attention to shifting problems: If you notice that your vehicle is having trouble shifting gears, it could be a sign of a problem with the transmission. This could be caused by worn-out gears, worn-out synchronizers, or other issues. It's important to address these problems as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

Regularly change the filter and fluid: The transmission filter and fluid should be changed regularly according to the manufacturer's recommendations. A fluid service will help to remove any dirt, debris, or other contaminants that may have accumulated in the transmission.

At Lawrenceville Auto Center, we use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to accurately diagnose any transmission issues. Our experienced mechanics will check the fluid level and condition, inspect the hoses and connections, and check for leaks, to ensure that your transmission is running smoothly and efficiently.

Regular maintenance is key to keeping your transmission in good working order. Don't wait until it's too late! Contact Lawrenceville Auto Center today to schedule a transmission check and keep your vehicle running smoothly.