Protect Against Pricey Transmission Repairs

When your transmission goes out, so do your savings. Repairing a transmission is one of the most expensive repair costs in a vehicle. Keep your transmission running smoothly by preventing any issues with the following tips.

Your Transmission

Your car’s transmission has the all-important job of transferring the power that is generated in the engine out to the wheels to put the car in motion. It works very similarly to how gears shift on a multiple speed bicycle. The chain (transmission) transfers the power created from the moving pedals (the bike’s engine) to the wheels. If the chain comes off the bike won’t move, even if the pedals are moving. If the chain is engaged in too high a gear, it is difficult to get started from a stop or on a hill. The same principle applies to your vehicle’s transmission. You know about this if you drive a manual, an automatic transmission just does the work for you.

New Fluids

New transmission fluid restores the holding power between the clutches, which reduces slip and heat production. Flushing out the old fluid washes away the tiny particles of clutch material and metal shavings that have accumulated. Over time, these by-products of the system are deposited in transmission fluid and if not flushed out and replaced routinely, they will reduce transmission effectiveness and efficiency and eventually shorten the transmission’s life. The metal particles clog passages and wedge between moving parts, causing wear throughout the transmission. Changing the transmission fluid eliminates those particles and the damage they cause.

Having the transmission serviced helps the transmission to perform more efficiently and reduces your risk of major transmission repair.

Changing the filters and fluid, as well as lubricating the shafts, gears, and other components in your transmission system are critical to maintaining your vehicle.

Contact the auto repair experts at Performance Auto for more information about keeping your car in the best shape.

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