Transmissions – The Importance of Regular Maintenance

If your vehicle is equipped with an automatic transmission, it is a critical part of your vehicle. Once your automatic transmission fails, your vehicle will no longer be drivable. With regular maintenance, you can greatly extend the life of your transmission and avoid costly repairs.

The first thing you can do to extend its life is to check the fluid on a monthly basis or more often under severe driving conditions. If necessary replace eaton transmission parts according to your vehicle manufacturer's recommendations. Also if the fluid is very dark or has a burnt odor, it is time to get the transmission serviced.

There are two methods that are usually recommended to service your auto transmission. The first method is by using a flush machine. This machine performs a one to one replacement of your transmission fluid. Many auto repair centers will have the equipment on hand to perform this service and it can usually be done while you wait. By changing your transmission fluid, your auto transmission will run cooler and be better lubricated.

This will greatly help to extend its life. When you bring your vehicle in for a transmission service, a technician will take the vehicle for a road test to determine if the transmission is operating normally. He will then look it over for leaks and other issues. The service adviser will then make recommendations for a transmission service.