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Today's modern vehicles are designed to provide many miles of service. However, if you keep your vehicle long enough, it may eventually start experiencing transmission problems. The transmission is one of the most important components of your automobile. Its main function is to carry the engine's power to the drive axle through a series of gears. Without these gears helping the engine rotate at different speeds, your car would only go forward in one gear. Check your owner's manual for the recommended transmission service intervals. By following this schedule, you can prevent an untimely and costly transmission repair.

Consider these five transmission service tips:

  1. Have the transmission fluid level and quality checked regularly, preferably by a qualified transmission repair technician. If the fluid level is too low, there may be a leak. Take care of a small leak before it becomes a bigger leak!
  2. Change the fluid as often as recommended in your owner's manual or when it becomes too dark (more brown than red) or dirty.
  3. Many of the newer vehicles are sensitive to fluid types, so replace it with the same type as specified in the owner's manual or on the dipstick.
  4. Never shift into Reverse or Park while the engine is running at high RPMs, or until the vehicle comes to a complete stop. If this rule is not followed, your vehicle may be headed toward a major transmission repair.
  5. Transmission damage can occur if towing a car with the traction wheels on the road. If towing a heavy trailer for very long, consider installing an additional fluid cooler and change the fluid more often. Read your owner's manual for the correct towing procedures.

Remember: Proper transmission service can prevent transmission repair!

For professional advice about transmission repair, consult our ASE Certified Technicians at Elk River Tire and Auto today at (763) 441-2889 or go to www.elkrivertireandauto.com for more information about our transmission service. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, and Otsego, Minnesota.

5 Transmission Service Tips - Car Care Tips Blog Today's modern vehicles are designed to provide many miles of service. However, if you keep your vehicle long enough, it may eventually start experiencing transmission problems.
10
Apr
2014

Today's modern vehicles are designed to provide many miles of service. However, if you keep your vehicle long enough, it may eventually start experiencing transmission problems. The transmission is one of the most important components of your automobile. Its main function is to carry the engine's power to the drive axle through a series of gears. Without these gears helping the engine rotate at different speeds, your car would only go forward in one gear. Check your owner's manual for the recommended transmission service intervals. By following this schedule, you can prevent an untimely and costly transmission repair.

Consider these five transmission service tips:

  1. Have the transmission fluid level and quality checked regularly, preferably by a qualified transmission repair technician. If the fluid level is too low, there may be a leak. Take care of a small leak before it becomes a bigger leak!
  2. Change the fluid as often as recommended in your owner's manual or when it becomes too dark (more brown than red) or dirty.
  3. Many of the newer vehicles are sensitive to fluid types, so replace it with the same type as specified in the owner's manual or on the dipstick.
  4. Never shift into Reverse or Park while the engine is running at high RPMs, or until the vehicle comes to a complete stop. If this rule is not followed, your vehicle may be headed toward a major transmission repair.
  5. Transmission damage can occur if towing a car with the traction wheels on the road. If towing a heavy trailer for very long, consider installing an additional fluid cooler and change the fluid more often. Read your owner's manual for the correct towing procedures.

Remember: Proper transmission service can prevent transmission repair!

For professional advice about transmission repair, consult our ASE Certified Technicians at Elk River Tire and Auto today at (763) 441-2889 or go to www.elkrivertireandauto.com for more information about our transmission service. Our auto shop in Elk River, MN proudly serves residents in the areas of Zimmerman, and Otsego, Minnesota.

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