- January 17, 2018
- By Park Muffler
- In Blog, Vehicle Maintenance
Transmissions are essential components of modern vehicles of all kinds– using fluids and pressure, a transmission allows an engine’s power to be redistributed over a series of gears. Changing these gears grants vehicles’ the ability to accelerate smoothly (in stages) from a standstill to their highest speed. They come in a few different varieties…
Fluid should be changed in manual transmissions every 45,000 to 95,000 kilometres, while automatic transmissions might have similar instructions or may even feature maintenance-free fluid. These parameters may change depending on the amount and severity of your vehicle’s driving habits. Transmission fluid filters and gaskets should be inspected whenever your vehicle’s oil is changed.
Some early warning signs of a failing transmission are:
If you notice any of the above issues, it may be time for a Park Muffler technician to take a look at your vehicle’s transmission. Often repairs are only a temporary solution, as failing transmissions are usually replaced outright or rebuilt with refurbished parts. Each option comes at different levels of expense, but putting off the regular maintenance outlined above can drastically raise the cost of the required labour.
As you can see, preventative maintenance is a good investment! Questions? Concerns? Contact or visit Park Muffler today for a full assessment of your vehicle’s needs.