Why Transmission Service Is Important

The way to keep the complex working parts of a transmission working smoothly (and working cooly) is by making sure your vehicle has enough transmission fluid at all times. Making sure your transmission fluid is in top quality and quantity will help maintain the health of the transmission and help avoid any overheating scenarios or internal parts wearing against one another. Transmission fluid will extend the service life of the transmission in your car and regular maintenance is a habit every car owner should pick up. Whether your check engine light has recently turned on or you're noticing some new, strange, behaviors from your car, make sure your transmission fluid is inspected regularly to ensure a long and healthy life for your car.

Important for Manual & Automatic

Regardless if you are driving a vehicle with a manual transmission or an automatic transmission, the transmission fluid is still vital to the car running properly. Without the proper amount of transmission fluid in a vehicle (or if the quality of the transmission fluid has been compromised) it can affect the way the vehicle functions. For example, in a car with a manual transmission the transmission might start to create odd sounds if it does not have the proper level of transmission fluid. It can also lead to the system showing wear and tear more quickly if it has poor quality transmission fluid and/or not enough. On the other hand, if a car with an automatic transmission has a low amount of transmission fluid the transmission will start to "slip."

How do I Know It's Time for Service?

You will get to know the specific way your car drives over time. You will become familiar with its sounds, smells, movements, and even the way the steering wheel turns. One of the best things you can do as an owner is stay closely tuned into any new behaviors you might notice. If your vehicle starts to stall while driving down or up angled roads, particularly those that are incredibly steep, you might be in need of transmission fluid service. In addition, you may notice your transmission is starting to make new and odd noises. Your check engine light might come on. These symptoms all require immediate attention and should not go ignored. Be sure to take your car to a transmission repair shop as soon as possible for an inspection of the transmission fluid.

Transmission fluid should be regularly maintained in your vehicle to ensure the transmission is always working in top condition. Finding an auto shop who specializes in transmission repair and is a team of trustworthy professionals is the first step in maintaining the health of your car's transmission. If you are in need of transmission fluid service in Dallas give us a call at FixEuro Transmission at (972) 362-1741. Our team of experienced auto technicians are ready to help with any transmission related questions you might have.

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Written By Brian Corey

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