Transmission Maintenance

The driveline of your vehicle takes the power generated by the engine and transforms it into the rotation of the wheels, and therefore, the speed of the vehicle.

Here are some tips for maintaining your driveline:
• Watch and maintain the proper level of transmission fluid
• Ask a technician to inspect your CV and universal joints for loss of lubricant or excessive movement
• Bring your vehicle in for a test drive to check for any noises or vibration taking place during acceleration that could indicate a joint problem

Prevent Transmission Problems Before They Get Worse

Watch for leaks or stains under the car
If there is a persistent red oil leak that you are sure is coming from your car, you should have your shop check to see if it is coming from your transmission or possibly from your power steering system (most power steering systems also use transmission fluid and leaks can appear on the ground in roughly the same areas as transmission leaks.) If all you see is a few drops on the ground, you may be able to postpone repairs as long as you check your fluid level often.

Be alert to new noises, vibrations and shift behavior
A modern transmission should shift smoothly and quietly under light acceleration. Heavier acceleration should produce firmer shifts at higher speeds.
If shift points are erratic or you hear noises when shifting, you should have it checked out immediately. Whining noises coming from the floorboard are also a cause for concern. If caught early, many problems can be resolved without costly transmission overhauls.

Check fluid for color and odor
Most manufacturers require that you check transmission fluid levels when the vehicle is running and on level ground. Pull the transmission dipstick out and check the fluid for color and odor. Transmission fluid is a transparent red oil that looks something like cherry cough syrup. If the fluid is cloudy or muddy, or it has a burned odor, you should have it checked by your technician who will most likely advise you to have a transmission drain and refill or transmission tune-up.
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Wichita, KS 67203
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Wichita, KS 67212
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Wichita, KS 67226
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Park City, KS 67219
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Andover, KS 67002
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Derby, KS 67037
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