Other than the engine, the transmission in your vehicle is the most complicated of its many systems. Whether you drive a stick or an automatic, the transmission must work in perfect balance. If one of its many moving parts is not functioning as it should be, that balance is thrown off, and big repair bills can happen.
No matter what kind of vehicle you drive or what its age, you should pay close attention to your transmission as you drive. When the transmission is functioning normally, its operation should be nearly silent. If you hear grinding when you change gears or an unpleasant noise when you accelerate, your transmission might need service.
Preventative Maintenance for Your Transmission
If you suspect there is a problem with the transmission in your vehicle, just give University Auto Repair a call. We are transmission experts, able to service all makes and models.
University Auto Repair is also your one-stop shop for preventative transmission maintenance. Just like your engine, the transmission in your vehicle requires regular maintenance, and following the recommended schedule is the best way to protect your vehicle and extend its useful life.
Transmission Fluid Changes
Changing the fluid and filter in your transmission is the number one thing you can do to preserve the integrity of the system and avoid unexpected breakdowns and repairs. If you cannot remember the last time you had the transmission fluid and filter changed, chances are you are long overdue. Just give University Auto Repair a call to schedule an appointment and get your transmission the service it needs.
You can also check the health of your transmission in just a few minutes. You probably already know how to check your oil, and checking your transmission fluid is just as easy. By examining the color the transmission oil and giving it a sniff, you can tell a great deal about what is going on inside.
If your transmission is working properly, the fluid should maintain a bright red appearance, and it should have a clean aroma. If the transmission fluid is brown or black, or if it smells burnt, it is time to schedule a professional diagnosis and maintenance.
No matter what kind of vehicle you drive or how you use it, you rely on your transmission every single day. From driving to work to merging onto the highway, you expect your transmission to kick in and change gears when it should. If you want your transmission to keep running right, you need to give it the right care, and University Auto Repair is here to help you do just that.