Advice and Tips to Help Maintain your Transmission and Avoid Costly Repairs
How to Avoid Costly Transmission Repairs
The transmission, first introduced in 1939, has become the focal point of modern vehicles. A well-oiled and maintained transmission can save money long and short term when it comes to the cost of repairs. With Mike’s Tech Transmission, a vehicle owner can use these services to avoid the high cost of repairs. Our trained technicians can get a vehicle’s transmission running efficiently. We are the best repair shop in town, it begins with an emphasis on affordability and quality.
Here are some ways our team recommends avoiding expensive transmission repairs while keeping your vehicle in prime condition.
Check The Transmission Fluid Levels
Many vehicle owners are lackadaisical when it comes to checking the transmission fluid. It’s easy to set up a schedule of routine diagnostic transmission checks of the vehicle’s fluid level. Generally, it’s recommended that you replace your transmission fluid every 50,000 miles. Get into the habit of checking your fluid, which will ensure your vehicle does not break down due to a low fluid level.
Those who allow the fluid to remain in their vehicle after the 50,000-mile mark may end up trimming miles off their vehicle and transmission’s lifespan. Not only should you check the fluid level, but you should also figure out which fluid needs to be used. You don’t want to use the wrong transmission fluid. If you do, it can cause excessive damage until you need to replace the transmission fluid.
Our team at Mike’s Tech Transmission may help clients with all transmission fluid replacements and inspections.
Consider an Auxiliary Cooler
In a hot climate, an additional cooler is a necessity. It ensures your transmission doesn’t overheat. Studies show that when a transmission heats up over a long period of time, it displays excessive signs of wear. Eventually, it will die. Set up an auxiliary cooler to ensure the vehicle does not heat up excessively.
Our ASE certified technicians ensure your vehicle is operating in prime condition. We assess your temperature levels. We’ll pour through our diagnostic details to make you’re the correct assessment was made and then we’ll implement the best solution to your problem.
Avoid Heavy Weights
Vehicles can only handle a certain amount of weight before they give out. Some vehicle owners are pushing their transmissions to the limit. Remember, the transmission plays an important part if keeping your vehicle moving. If you put additional stress on your vehicle by adding weight, this can cause excessive damage. Avoiding heavy weights is one way a vehicle owner can avoid damage to their vehicle and transmission.
If you do have to tow a heavy weight, then set up a cooler to keep your transmission from heating up. This is the only solution for this problem.
Have a Specialist Run Structural Checks
At Mike’s Tech Transmission, our team of professionals can do a structural check for you. Structural checks can determine if there are cracks in the transmission. If there is a reason for concern, a trained eye will be able to see what’s going on. Our techs spend their time going through your transmission making sure it’s in prime condition.
You should not ignore structural checks and something we recommend to our clients. If your goal is to avoid a $5000+ transmission replacement, you should take action before your transmission shows signs of wear and tear.
For more information on how to care for your transmission and save money on repairs, call us and speak to one of our techs. At Mike’s Tech Transmission, we have a professional team that’s ready to assist you and provide a high level of care. We provide transmission services and repair on any vehicle, regardless of make and model.
A healthy transmission is the best way to have a healthy vehicle.