The transmission is actually one of the more complex systems in operation within your vehicle. It is little wonder that most of us have little clue as to how it actually functions. It is, nonetheless, critical to properly maintain this expensive piece of equipment, as the repair bill can be quite a shock if you do not. To help you, we have put together this transmission maintenance overview.
You are probably used to using the dipstick to take a look at your oil levels, but it is useful to measure transmission fluid as well. If you have a new vehicle, you should find out where the dipstick for the transmission is so that you can regularly look to make sure you have enough fluid. If you cannot find the dipstick, your vehicle owner’s manual should be able to help you. Failing that, contact us and we will be more than happy to assist.
You will check the level of transmission fluid in much the same way as you do the oil. For most vehicles, you will want to have the engine running and the transmission in ‘Park’ in order to get an accurate reading. You just take the dipstick out, wipe it clean, put it back in, and then pull it out one more time. The dipstick should have a mark on it to show where your transmission fluid level should be. If you need to add some more fluid, now would be the time to do so. Also, remember that too much fluid can cause problem so do not over do it.
In other words, keeping the transmission fluid level will help your transmission to function properly in much the same that oil does for your engine.
If your transmission is in need of a repair, or you think there could be a problem, contact us at Escondido German Auto today by calling 760-741-3905 or via our online contact form on our Contact Us page.