The transmission is the second most important component of your vehicle after your engine. Keeping your transmission well lubricated is a sure-fire way to keep your car – and wallet – happy.
The transmission works by converting thousands of explosions in your engine into rotational power in the wheels of your vehicle. By changing gears, the transmission can control the balance between power and speed.
Operating under extremely high temperatures and pressure, there is a considerable amount of force on its internal parts, causing wear and tear on components while degrading its fluid. With over 3000 working parts, many of which are moving, it’s absolutely vital to give them adequate lubrication – or risk wear, tear and eventual failure.
It’s also worth noting that when fluid levels are low, the transmission requires more power – and fuel – to do its job.
Have you noticed any of the following issues with your car?
- Rough shifting when changing gears
- Poor fuel economy
- Transmission grinding
- Poor performance
- Delayed shifts and sluggish responses
- Gears not meshing properly
Transmission failures can be prevented by addressing these warning signs and taking action! Aside from the benefits to your wallet, a transmission service also offers drivers:
- Firmer shifting
- More efficient heat dissipation
- Reconditioned seals and O-rings
Transmission service requirements vary by manufacturer and model, with the vast majority ranging between 48-100,000 kilometers. The information is available in your owner’s manual – but if you’re still unsure, please call us up at 403-931-4300 and ask!