Do I Need Transmission Fluid Service?


Our vehicle is like a complex puzzle and that puzzle would not be complete without the very important piece of the transmission. Without a transmission, your vehicle would not be able to shift from one gear to the next, getting you where you need to go. But when this piece of the puzzle is not fitting quite right, or it's faulty in some way, the rest of the vehicle suffers. One of the key ingredients to a healthy transmission is healthy transmission fluid. Without it, the transmission won't be able to function the right way. Ensuring that your transmission fluid is always at the right level and always keeping away from overheating will mean you have a happy car.

Something Dripping?

All you have to do is wander around a parking lot and you'll see signs right and left of leaky vehicles. Whether you see colorful oil slicks from oil that's dripped from beneath a vehicle, or you seem small pools of water, it's not uncommon for a car to suffer minor leaks underneath. However, this can also occur with transmission fluid. Like the other fluids in our vehicle, transmission fluid is susceptible to leaking from time to time and it's important that we keep a close eye on it to ensure that isn't happening. If the levels of transmission fluid are going down then the effectiveness of this fluid will also go down. This can lead to complications and possibly even damages. Unlike oil, the amount of transmission fluid in your car should never go down. If you notice the level of transmission fluid is lower than normal, you may have a leak.

Burning Smell?

Transmission fluid helps keep all the working parts of the transmission properly lubricated and working together smoothly. Without it, there would be a lot of grating and grinding. In addition, the transmission fluid is there to help ensure heat does not build up due to friction. It should be able to draw the heat away from the working parts and maintain a degree of coolness. However, if the transmission fluid becomes ineffective due to age or grime or dirt it might begin to overheat. Over time, the fluid will no longer be able to take the heat and may even begin to burn. If you start to notice a burning scent while driving your car, there's a chance the transmission fluid is beginning to burn. Don't waste any time in getting the vehicle to a team of professional transmission mechanics who can properly assess the situation.

The transmission is an important piece of the complex puzzle of our car. Without it, the car would not be able to run. This is why maintaining the health of the transmission is so vital and transmission repair should never be delayed. Maintaining the quality of your transmission fluid will help extend the life and quality of the overall transmission, so be sure to keep the quality of transmission fluid in tip top shape. If you think you might be in need of transmission fluid service in Dallas give us a call at FixEuro Auto Transmission at (972) 362-1741 as soon as you can. Our team of transmission experts are ready to properly inspect and service your transmission fluid right away!


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Written By Brian Corey

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