As any car owner will agree, saving a transmission and avoiding major transmission service or car repair costs are very worthwhile goals. Indeed, some transmission shops and dealerships are quite expensive and lack experience with today’s complex transmissions, so it’s not just a about saving money.
In light of this, it makes sense to ask: how does one get more out of a transmission and prolong its life? Those expecting a complicated answer with all kinds of technical car repair tips may be a little taken aback with our advice – because it’s really so simple. What’s our advice? Regular transmission maintenance!
It’s simple but true. Regular transmission maintenance is a car owner’s best friend when it comes to getting the most of out a transmission, and avoiding a great deal of unnecessary, and potentially costly, transmission service or transmission repair down the road.
Regular transmission maintenance involves replacing the fluid and the filter (if it’s possible to drop the pan and replace the filter, that is). By replacing the fluid, car owners help keep their transmission cool and well lubricated, which are two critical keys to long transmission life, and to avoiding the need to fix or rebuild a transmission later.
Drivers who are going to be towing any kind of vehicle should also install an external oil cooler if they want to keep their transmission running optimally, and avoid transmission repair and transmission service surprises. It doesn’t matter if the tow is for a boat on the weekends, a motor home for the summer, or anything else – it just makes sense to install an auxiliary transmission fluid cooler.
At Mister Transmission, our trained experts are here to answer any and all transmission-related questions that our customers have. Unlike some transmission shops, we actually love it when our customers pick our brains for advice. When it comes to transmissions, “there’s no such thing as a bad question”!