To ensure smooth, seamless operation of your vehicle, you need a transmission system that can keep your car operating the way it should. This complex system combines a variety of components including mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, and computer controls. Each component works together to provide power to your engine and get the wheels turning. With so many different parts and variables, the transmission often needs special attention from an experienced mechanic.
With proper transmission service, you’ll experience longer, healthier engine life. In many cases, you may experience trouble with your transmission due to overheating. But there are other factors that can cause transmission problems, mostly due to your location or personal driving habits. From stop-and-go traffic to towing heavy items, these things can create issues with your transmission. Even hot weather or sudden increases in speed can create transmission trouble for your car. It’s important to have the transmission checked at the first sign of trouble to prevent costly repairs.
Protecting Your Transmission
Fortunately, there are some things you can do to ensure that your transmission stays in good shape. These easy steps will ensure that you’re being proactive and that everything is operating the way it should:
- Consistently look for leaks under the vehicle. If you notice any pooling or leaking fluid underneath your car, bring it to Oxford Auto & Tire for an inspection as soon as possible.
- Keep a close eye on your transmission fluid levels and change it whenever you need to for best performance.
- Only use the type of transmission fluid that is specified in your car’s owner’s manual.
- Always stop your vehicle completely before changing gears or shifting into reverse or park, and always hold the brakes down completely whenever you shift from park.
With these simple tips and regular preventative maintenance, you can preserve the function of your engine and ensure long-lasting performance. And if you’re ever concerned about possible transmission troubles, be sure to bring your vehicle in for a thorough inspection. We’ll make any necessary recommendations and help to ensure that you experience smooth shifting and easy operation. Always have your transmission diagnosed at the first sign of trouble. This can mean the difference between an easy fix and an extended and expensive repair or a full transmission system rebuild.
For transmission service, repair, check-ups, and more, come visit the experts at Oxford Auto & Tire in Oxford, PA or call us to schedule your appointment today!