Prolonging The Life Of An Automatic Transmission
Most North Americans love their car. It is important to them. At the very least they depend upon their vehicle to get them where they want to go. As a result, it is important to keep the car or truck in good running order. If you have an automatic transmission (AT), there are several ways to do this. Most of them involve regular maintenance and general awareness of the condition of your car and its transmission.
Change the Transmission Fluid
This cannot be stressed enough. It is the most basic of requirements. Change your automatic transmission fluid regularly. Look in the owner’s manual of your vehicle for specific instructions on this matter. The company will recommend specific service intervals. This can range from 10,000 to 18,000 miles.
There are exceptions to this rule. Some automatic transmission systems need not be changed until the car has put on 100,000 miles. This will be included in the manual and/or policy covering the operation and maintenance of your vehicle. Whatever the policy or requirements, you may or may not be able to change it on your own. For many modern cars, you will need to take it to an agency to perform this service for you. In some cases, it is simply a convenient and less messy option to rely on the experts to change the transmission fluid.
Watch the ground under your vehicle. If, when you pull the car away from its parking spot, you see a reddish-brown liquid take another look. Try to trace its source. It may be the automatic transmission. If it is the AT, it might be a bearing or leaky gasket.
Take it to your transmission shop in Madison or Green Bay. Once they verify it, get it fixed immediately. Failure to do so could cause further damage to your vehicle. This would increase the bill extensively.
Finding Automatic Transmission Information in Appleton
If you are unsure about the condition of your automatic transmission or have questions, consider contacting Trans Works Transmissions. We offer professional services for all transmission types in Appleton, Janesville, Oshkosh, Fond du lac, Sheboygan, Wausau, Madison and Green Bay.