What You Should Know About Servicing Your Vehicle’s Transmission
Your vehicle’s transmission should be serviced every 30-50,000 miles. Some manufacturers recommend more mileage between servicing and some manufacturers recommend less mileage between servicing. If you live in an area that has a lot of hills, drive in stop and go traffic on a constant basis, or live in a place where it gets very hot in the summer or very cold in the winter these would be considered severe conditions and would require servicing of the transmission more often. Most owner’s manuals that come with the vehicle will recommend appropriate service intervals depending on the type of driving you do.
Just as there are differences in types of driving conditions, there are also differences in the way different transmission repair shops service a transmission. A transmission repair specialist will do the job quite a bit different that a regular auto repair shop or an oil and lube shop.
A transmission repair specialist will do a road test to find out if there are any problems or adjustments that need to be made to smooth out the shifting of your vehicle. They will also hook your car up to a computer to see if there are any diagnostic codes indicated. A transmission repair specialist will also perform a full under body inspection of the entire drive train area to see if there are any other issues or problems that need to be addressed such as band adjustments, linkage adjustments or fluid leaks. A professional has the specialized training to understand how to make the transmission function at its maximum efficiency and can fine tune it to be sure you get the maximum life that is possible. Only a transmission repair specialist can give you that type of service.
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