Homes Transmission Service

Maintenance Tips

Here are some essential tips to keep your transmission working at its best and avoid costly repairs.

Regularly Check Your Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid is a crucial component in your transmission system as it lubricates the moving parts and keeps your transmission running smoothly. It is essential to check your transmission fluid level regularly and ensure that it is at the appropriate level. You should also check the color of the fluid [chart] and make sure it is clean and not burnt. If the fluid is dirty or has a burnt smell, it’s time to replace it. Transmission fluid should be changed at around 100,000 miles.

Follow Your Manufacturer's Recommended Service Schedule

Every vehicle comes with a manufacturer’s recommended service schedule. This schedule outlines the maintenance tasks required to keep your vehicle in good working condition. It is essential to follow this schedule, especially when it comes to your transmission. Regular maintenance tasks such as fluid changes and filter replacements can prevent expensive transmission problems down the road.

Avoid Overloading Your Vehicle

Overloading your vehicle can put a strain on your transmission and cause premature wear and tear. Make sure you stay within your vehicle’s weight capacity and avoid carrying unnecessary items in your car.

Practice Safe Driving Habits

Your driving habits can also affect the life of your transmission. Avoid sudden stops, starts, and aggressive driving. These habits can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your transmission.

Use Your Parking Brake

Using your parking brake can help take some of the strain off your transmission, especially when parking on an incline. It can also prevent your vehicle from rolling when parked.

Address Problems Promptly

If you notice any issues with your transmission, such as strange noises, slipping, or difficulty shifting gears, address them promptly. Ignoring transmission problems can lead to more severe issues down the road.

Following these tips can help keep your transmission working at its best and prevent expensive repairs. Remember, regular maintenance and safe driving habits are essential for the longevity of your vehicle’s transmission. If you have any questions or concerns about your transmission, don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember, we offer free road tests, computer diagnostic, and transmission fluid checks.

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