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5 tips for Maintaining a Healthy Auto Transmission

Most people will pay special attention towards the performance and health of their car to assure that its efficiency will not be reduced; but sometimes they forget to pay attention towards the transmission of the vehicle. We often forget that the drive-train and transmission are the parts of the vehicle that makes it move. Here we have a few tips that will help you in the maintenance of the transmission.

Routine maintenance

The first and most important thing to consider is the routine maintenance of the vehicle. You should maintain a schedule and take your vehicle to the auto repair for the best results according to your manufacturer maintenance schedule or sooner if needed. You can take it to a certified service provider if any problems arise for repair minor or major issues to protect the car from further damage.

Regular fluid change

Just like the oil change services of engine you should take care of the fluid change services of the transmission. You have to maintain the level of fluids within the transmission. You can change the type of fluid according to its specialties to assure that you will get better efficiency. The fluid of the vehicle should not look burnt and if it is leaking you should get it repaired right away to avoid further damage.

Stop before shifting from reverse to drive

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is that they do not stop when they shift from reverse gear to drive. In order to prevent unnecessary wear and tear it is important that you bring the car to a complete stop before you can shift from reverse to drive.

Stop to ride the brake

Do not make the mistake of riding on the brake.

• Do not keep your foot on the brake while you are driving
• Keeping the brakes pressed while driving applies more pressure to the transmission
• To reduce the stress on the parking linkage of the transmission you should use parking brake
• While you are in traffic you should assure to never overuse the brakes

Keep the engine tuned

After few years of using your vehicle you might start to notice the signs and symptoms of damage to the vehicle. You should take your vehicle for car service. Even if your vehicle is in the car garage most of the time you should still take it for tuning of the engine because only then you will be able to get the best performance when required.

If you do not have the time to maintain your vehicle it is important that you take it to Ed Morse Bayview Cadillac service auto repair department. Our certified service technicians experts will give your car the best treatment to maximize durability, performance, and longevity. So schedule your appointment today! We are conveniently in Ft. Lauderdale located minutes away from Pompano, Hollywood and Plantation.