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Getting the Most From Your Transmission

Regularly maintaining and servicing your transmission is essential

AAMCOLeesSummit  | 04/19/2015
Transmission Advice Auto Repair & Maintenance

Getting the Most From Your Transmission
A vehicle’s transmission works to maximize the efficiency of the engine by converting speeds and torques along the drivetrain. When your transmission is functioning correctly, it uses less fuel and provides greater driving dynamics.
How to get more out of your transmission:
• Checking Fluid levels. 
Fluids are the lifeblood that runs through the veins of the transmission. It operates clutches, as well as providing cooling and lubrication. Transmission fluid helps your vehicle drive. Use a dipstick to check your fluid levels regularly and top off all fluid in accordance with the recommendations found in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.
• Taking care of Mechanical Problems Quickly.
If you believe your transmission is in need of repair, take care of it right away. If your warning light comes on or you see fluid dripping from the under your car, truck or SUV, it’s time to visit your trusted auto repair center for a check. 
• Get Professional Transmission Service Regularly. 
Changing your vehicle’s fluid and filter every year is one of the easiest ways to keep your vehicle working longer.
• Adding Fresh Fluid to the Transmission. 
A friction modifier makes transmissions more reliable and longer lasting. There are many things on the market you can add to your vehicle. Ask your technician for recommendations if you have questions during your next service.
• Adding a Cooler. 
Installing an auxiliary cooler can help to keep temperatures from rising to over 300 degrees F.
• Installing a Filter That Cools. 
Adding an in-line filter to cooler lines is an inexpensive way to maximize efficiency.
• Servicing the Cooling System. 
It’s important to make sure your vehicle’s cooling system is clean and functioning properly. Visit a technician for this, as not to damage your engine while driving your vehicle.
• Having an Engine Tune Up. 
Making sure the engine is working correctly is critical. Ask your technician to take a look under the hood if you believe you are having an engine issue.
• Shifting the Transmission. 
Backing off the gas and reducing the load on clutches forces it to shift and improves its lifespan dramatically.
Quality Transmission Repair
By regularly maintaining and servicing your transmission, you help to prevent needing costly repairs. Being aware of your vehicle’s condition is the best way to keep it performing well for a longer. 

If you believe you are in need of transmission repairs, call the skilled techs at AAMCO Lee’s Summit today for a diagnosis of your issue and all of the services and repairs you need to keep you safe on the road.

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