At KG Truck & Auto in Glen Burnie, MD, we see a lot of the same mistakes that cause a transmission to fail. With our help, you can avoid a preventable transmission failure and keep your car reliably on the road.
Low Fluid – While overfilling a transmission is just as dangerous as driving with low fluid, underfilled transmissions are a far more common cause for concern. Transmissions contain fluids at very high pressures, and an extremely small leak in any of the cooling lines or gaskets can develop and become a major headache. If the leak is small enough, it may take months for enough fluid to leak out of your transmission that it causes a noticeable effect. Check your fluid at regular intervals, and immediately if the transmission starts to slip or is hesitant to engage in drive or reverse. A four-dollar quart of transmission fluid at the gas station (make sure you get the right one) can be the difference between a reliable transmission, and one that is damaged beyond repair.
Neglected Maintenance – Dirty fluid, clogged filters, malfunctioning solenoids, and faulty sensors are small problems that will rapidly escalate into larger ones if neglected. Keep your transmission maintained at the manufacturer-recommended intervals, and immediately if you notice a problem. Correcting a small issue now or performing routine maintenance will save you thousands later.
Improper Use – Your transmission is an intricate, complex, and finely tuned machine. Don’t drive in a way that causes dramatic shifting, don’t tow more of a load than is recommended, don’t shift into park, reverse, or drive while the vehicle is in motion, and don’t neglect maintenance. It is far easier to keep a transmission in good shape than it is to get one back into good condition. Always drive with your transmission in mind.
Whether you have a problem that requires immediate attention, it’s time for maintenance, or you simply want an inspection, bring your car, truck, or SUV by KG Truck & Auto and have one of our qualified mechanics take a look at it. Our expert technicians will keep your transmission in shape, and road-ready.