It can be easy to forget about getting your transmission serviced because it doesn’t need it very often. But proper transmission servicing keeps your car running smoothly and helps you avoid costly repairs down the road.
Whether you’re driving around Marco Island or accross the state of Florida, your transmission undergoes a lot of stress and over time transmission fluid, like engine oil, breaks down and loses its effectiveness. Small pieces of clutch material get mixed with the fluid and get trapped in transmission valve bodies. When Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF) oxidizes do to heat/friction the by product is a form of sulfuric acid causing internal seals to become hard and break causing internal leakage.
Performing a fluid change to your transmission cleans all interior parts, and changing the fluid will help prevent costly repairs or replacement of your transmission. When your transmission is running properly, it transfers more power from your engine to the drive wheels, and improves fuel economy. That’s why manufacturers recommend changing your transmission fluid at regular intervals. Your owner’s manual has a schedule for transmission service and, of course, Executive Auto Repair can always tell you what the manufacturer recommends.