Critical Transmission Maintenance Tips

By Mister Transmission

How can you ensure your transmission is in good condition? Read our recommended best practices.

As it’s one of the most important components in your vehicle’s engine, ensuring your transmission is performing optimally is of the utmost importance. Transmissions have a myriad of moving parts that require maintenance to remain in good working order. Furthermore, it can be tricky performing proper maintenance on many of today’s modern transmissions that call for the equipment and experience of a certified technician.

The maintenance recommendations contained within your vehicle’s owner’s manual can assist you with knowing when you should have the transmission filter and fluid replaced. In general, most transmission experts recommend changing the fluid and filter every 40,000 km. Doing so may help you avoid a potential transmission breakdown.

Recommended Transmission Preservation Tactics

There are four simple things you should do to keep your car’s transmission running smoothly and efficiently, including:

  • Get your car’s cooling system serviced. Transmission failure typically occurs when the transmission overheats. One of the ways to prevent that from happening is to get your vehicle’s radiator and cooling system inspected. Your cooling system is responsible for cooling.
  • Replace the transmission filter. If applicable to your vehicle’s transmission, and according to your auto manufacturer’s recommendations, it’s worthwhile to have the transmission filter replaced by a professional technician intermittently.
  • Transmission fluid quality and level checks. Dirty, old transmission fluid, too little or too much fluid, can wreak havoc on your transmission. Some vehicle manufacturers have replaced the transmission dipstick with sealed units, making it impossible for the average driver to check the level and quality of the transmission fluid with ease. Regardless, many transmission problems typically stem from problems related to the transmission fluid quality and level.
  • Periodic inspection by a professional. The No. 1 way to ensure your transmission is in good working order is through periodic inspection and preventative maintenance performed by an experienced and certified technician.

It’s also useful to be mindful of the warning signs your transmission will send you. It helps to understand the basics of how automatic transmissions work.

Keep your vehicle humming and on the road for years to come. Contact the Mister Transmission service centre nearest to you.

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