Healthy Transmission tips from specialists in Montreal

Maintaining your transmission is just as important as getting your regular engine oil changes.

Tips to help you avoid future transmission damage

  • Do scheduled maintenance at every 40 000 KM or every two years.
  • Do have transmission fluid checked once a month.
  • Do check the ground for leaks.
  • Do not drive a car with low or no transmission fluid.
  • Do not change gear ranges from drive to reverse when your vehicle is moving.
  • Do not spin tires.
  • Do not drive your vehicle when there are transmission problems this may cause further damage.
  • Do not drive on dry pavement if 4 x 4 is engaged unless vehicle is all-wheel drive.
  • Do make sure you come to a complete stop before moving gear into another range.
  • Do not drive on spare tires or mismatched tire sizes for extended periods of times.

Help your car’s transmission BEAT THE HEAT!

Taking few simple steps now can help your car’s transmission beat the heat. Here are few transmission saving tips:

  • Avoid jackrabbit starts. Hard accelerations create friction and heat in the transmission.
  • Keep the cooling system in good shape. Regular service can help your transmission run cooler and last longer.
  • Add a transmission cooler. If you travel in extremely high temperatures or carry a lot of weight in your car
  • An auxiliary cooler can add years to your transmission’s life.

The importance of treating your transmission fluids

Services related to the treatment of automatic transmission fluids are often neglected or done in incompletely. This can ruin your transmission and generate problems that will require repairs, or even parts replacement. The overheating and contamination of fluids cause 90% of automatic transmission damages. Transmission fluid changes and refills only replace 40% of the overall fluid. The 60% remaining are confined in the valve body, the converter and in the cooling fluid. The transmission fluid created by the fluid change and fill can create harmfull deposits and varnishes, which can cause damages or breakage of the transmission.

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