Transmission Repair | Gateway Auto Service | Chicago, Illinois
The transmission in your vehicle is what changes the speed and power in your car. If you have trouble with your transmission and you ignore it you are looking at some costly repairs. To repair or replace your transmission you need a trusty mechanic. Doing otherwise can end up in even more costly repairs.
Getting Your Transmission To Shift Flawlessly!
Whether you have a standard or automatic transmission the care and concerns are the same. You need to make sure you take care and not over stress it. There are a few things you can do to keep your transmission in check and taken care of.
Don’t quickly change from reverse to drive if your car is at “fast idle”. This can cause damage and put a lot of force on the transmission making wear happen and cause other costly problems in the long run.
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If you are driving a standard or manual transmission make sure that you don’t down shift instead of braking to stop at traffic lights. Doing this can cause excessive wear on the transmission and clutches and other parts of the drive shaft which will end up needing repairs.
Never drag race, not only is this illegal in most areas but you can put a lot of wear on the vehicle and transmission. Your car is not set up for that much force and can cause much damage on the driveline components.
You have all heard that you should let your car warm up before driving it or it can cause damage. This is not an urban legend. Your fluid transmission needs to warm up to operate best and this will prolong the life of your transmission and your vehicle.
Never try to use your car’s own power to get you out of snow or mud. Shifting from “Drive” to “Reverse” over and over can cause a lot of damage and the excessive heat can burn out a transmission in a very short time. Get your car towed or dig it out. It will be less costly in the long run.
This gives you a few tips to take care of your car and give your transmission a much longer life. Make sure to have your car regularly maintained and here is to good driving in the fast lane.