The cost of transmission repairs varies greatly depending on the car you drive, and its age. No one, however, wants to pay a transmission and clutch repair specialist for service if they can help it. While it will be impossible to avoid repairs forever, there are a number of things you can do to properly accomplish automatic transmission care so it continues to functioning properly. Regular care can save you a lot of money over time. Here are several transmission maintenance tips to keep you and your vehicle on the road longer!
Check Your Transmission Fluid
Checking your automatic transmission fluid is important for keeping the transmission functioning longer. You can do this yourself or take your vehicle to a transmission specialist. It’s also important that you use the right kind of transmission fluid.
Have Your Transmission Flushed
Another part of good transmission maintenance is having a professional flush your transmission regularly. Every vehicle is a little different, but you should expect to have your transmission fluid changed about once a year.
Avoid Changing Gears While Driving
You should only change gears when your vehicle is completely stopped. Moving from one gear to another while your car is moving puts undo strain on the transmission. Doing this often can result in serious damage to your automatic transmission.
Need Professional Assistance with Your Automatic Transmission?
Are you having trouble with the automatic transmission in your car, SUV, or truck? Whether you need transmission repairs or just want a technician to take a look at your vehicle, A-Z Transmission & Exhaust of Lake Stevens and Arlington can help. We offer a wide range of services, including transmission repair, drivetrain repair, and exhaust upgrades. Visit our website for more information. Call us at one of our two locations to schedule an appointment:
Lake Stevens – (425) 390–8200
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Automatic Transmission Services
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