The most important thing that will keep an automatic transmission performing like new is the transmission fluid. You know how important changing the engine oil on time is, and the serious damage that can occur if you don’t. Same is the case with changing the transmission fluid, but this is one area that is very often neglected, resulting in serious damage to the transmission.
Always follow what your vehicle manufacturer suggests. If your manufacturer suggests that you change your automatic transmission fluid after every 40,000 miles, do it on time. To be on the safer side we recommend changing the transmission fluid between 25,000 and 30,000 miles. This will help ensure that the transmission unit keeps performing like new. It is better to change the transmission fluid before it loses it’s cooling and lubricating properties which will happen if you fail to keep the transmission fluid fresh and clean.
You know how important changing the engine oil on time is, and the serious damage that can occur if you don’t.
When You Think There’s a Problem Act Immediately
Once you get use to your transmission changing gears smoothly, you will surely notice even the slightest change when the unit performs undesirably. Do not hesitate or wait for later, visit a mechanic as soon as possible and tell him of the change. It could be something very minor that can be solved immediately. Ignoring it may result in this small problem getting bigger and in turn involving more components.
This in time can lead to major damage resulting in the requirement of a total overhaul. What could have been solved for a few dollars will now cost a great deal more. Always be alert and wise. The moment you notice or feel something amiss, get professional advice immediately. This applies not only for your vehicles transmission, but to any component.