To have a car that runs smoothly on a daily basis is truly a gift. Where does this gift come from? Well, if you are wise about following all of the recommended maintenance items for your car, it is a gift you give yourself. Routine oil changes, brake jobs, wheel alignments, and fluid topping all help you to keep your car in tip top shape. One of the areas of maintenance that is easier to overlook, yet essential to having a car that runs well, is transmission service.
Your transmission allows you to shift gears in your car. This means that it is what allows you to travel in any direction you desire—forward, backward, but not side to side. It also allows your vehicle to speed up and slow down, so that you don’t get into accidents. The point of having regular transmission service is to keep your transmission working smoothly, so that you don’t have to replace or rebuild the transmission.
If you fail to perform transmission services regularly, you could end up with a car that won’t shift gears, resulting in the need for a new transmission, which means a major hit to your bank account. If you want to avoid such a costly proposition, the best thing that you can do is have your transmission flushed every 30,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on your car’s manufacturer. In general, you should follow the guidelines laid out in your owner’s manual. In addition to having transmission service done when required, you will want to watch for signs that your transmission may be in need of service, such as difficulty shifting, or the transmission code coming on.
The bottom line is that if you flush your transmission fluid regularly, you can extend the life of your transmission, which will save you money over time. Come to us for transmission service at Highway Tire Auto & Lube and we’ll get you the service you need.