At Autoworks in Ithaca, we see a lot of the same mistakes that cause a transmission to fail. With our help, you can avoid a preventable transmission failure and keep your car reliably on the road.
While overfilling a transmission is just as dangerous as driving with low fluid, underfilled transmissions are a far more common cause for concern. Transmissions contain fluids at very high pressures, and an extremely small leak in any of the cooling lines or gaskets can develop and become a major headache. If the leak is small enough, it may take months for enough fluid to leak out of your transmission that it causes a noticeable effect. Check your fluid at regular intervals, and immediately if the transmission starts to slip or is hesitant to engage in drive or reverse. A four-dollar quart of transmission fluid at the gas station (make sure you get the right one) can be the difference between a reliable transmission, and one that is damaged beyond repair.
Dirty fluid, clogged filters, malfunctioning solenoids, and faulty sensors are small problems that will rapidly escalate into larger ones if neglected. Keep your transmission maintained at the manufacturer-recommended intervals, and immediately if you notice a problem. Correcting a small issue now or performing routine maintenance will save you thousands later.
Your transmission is an intricate, complex, and finely tuned machine. Don’t drive in a way that causes dramatic shifting, don’t tow more of a load than is recommended, don’t shift into park, reverse, or drive while the vehicle is in motion, and don’t neglect maintenance. It is far easier to keep a transmission in good shape than it is to get one back into good condition. Always drive with your transmission in mind.
Whether you have a problem that requires immediate attention, it’s time for maintenance, or you simply want an inspection, bring your car, truck, or SUV by Autoworks and have one of our qualified mechanics take a look at it. Our expert technicians will keep your transmission in shape, and road-ready.
Thank you for visiting Autoworks in Ithaca, NY. Count on our automotive repair technicians to keep your car, truck, suv, or van on the roads longer and safer.