For every driver in Phoenix, Transmission repair is something that everyone wants to avoid. But in order to be able to stop stressing about your transmission repairs, there are a few things that must be done first. At Curt’s Auto Repair, we want our customers to be able to drive their vehicles without worry. Let us make sure that that there are no problems on the horizon, so you can enjoy your vehicle the way it was meant to be.
Transmission Maintenance is the secret to a transmission with a long life, and extended service term. By taking into account the things necessary for a healthy transmission, you can expect very few problems, and even reduce the costs of major transmission repair when it becomes necessary.
Our ASE Certified technicians are trained to pay close attention to the health of the transmission and alert you to any issues on the horizon. But firsthand knowledge is what will keep your aware of what your transmission needs, and when it needs it.
Transmission Fluid – your transmission needs a very specific level of clean, fresh fluid in order to stay as healthy as possible. Too much, or too little fluid create essentially the same problem, just under slightly different circumstances. Without the proper level of fluid, you can expect to experience overheating problems in the future.
Transmission Filter – Often forgotten, the transmission filter is what removes contaminating particulates from the transmission fluid itself. Because of the nature of how the transmission operates, dirt, as well as tiny metal shavings can be circulated into the transmission indefinitely. Without a filter to clear these particles, it is essentially the same as dumping sand into the gears of your transmission before going for a drive.
Flush and Fill – Over time, the transmission fluid becomes too dirty to use as an effective lubricant. Before this happens, it is extremely prudent to flush the system and replace it with fresh, clean fluid. Though this does not need to be done often, every vehicle has a recommended mileage set for this process, and ignoring it certainly does no service to the longevity of the transmission.
Just understanding what your transmission needs over the course of its life is a huge help in extending the lifespan of your transmission. The worst thing you can do for your transmission is ignore what it needs. At Curt’s Automotive, we want our customers to know what its like to have a rock solid, reliable vehicle for years into the future; and avoiding the high cost of transmission repairs is one of the best ways to do that.
We invite you to contact us if you have any questions about what we can do to extend the life of your transmission. Our staff will be more than happy to address any concerns you have, and give you the information you need to make the right choice for you and your vehicle.