Everyone knows that to have a transmission go out on a car is often so expensive that it’s not worth replacing. That’s why we recommend taking good care of your car constantly, so that it will last a long time and run smoothly.
Here are five keys for expanding the lifespan of your transmission:
1. Use the right kind of transmission fluid and make sure it’s kept at the correct levels.
2. Use your emergency brake any time you’ll be parked on a hill to remove unnecessary stress on your vehicle.
3. Avoid towing or carrying heavy loads with your vehicle. The less strain that is placed on your car on a regular basis, the longer it will function at peak performance.
4. Maintain the temperature of the vehicle as carefully as possible. Don’t let it overheat and allow it plenty of time to warm up before driving in cold temperatures.
5. Have your car inspected on a regular basis, but especially if it starts to show warning signs that something is not working correctly.
Basically, the best way to extend the lifespan of your transmission is to limit the overall stress on your car. Whenever possible, avoid towing with your vehicle, don’t let your car overheat, and be diligent about routine car maintenance. Most importantly, address any concerns about your car by having a professional look at it as soon as you start to notice any signs that it isn’t running normally. Often, we can find a solution that is much less expensive and much less involved than replacing the transmission.