Simple Ways to Damage Your Car's Transmission

Simple Ways to Damage Your Car's TransmissionIf you really dislike your vehicle you should be sure to follow these steps to damage the transmission! In reality, you need to use this information to ensure that you provide your vehicle's transmission with a long and healthy life, so be sure not to do these things to your car. If you have any of these driving habits drop them immediately, or else you'll find your vehicle in need of transmission repair.

Keep your hand on the shifter

If you keep your hand on the automatic shifter, particularly dash mounted shifters, you can put excessive strain on the transmission as it won't be properly in gear due to the weight of your hand.

Not using the parking brake on hills

If you drive an automatic transmission be sure to set the parking brake, put the car in neutral and let it roll against the brake before putting it in park. This will reduce strain on the transmission.

Ride the clutch

Keeping your foot on the clutch pedal of a manual transmission car while driving is going to cause excessive wear of the clutch plate and clutch linkage. Be sure to always fully remove your foot from the clutch after shifting.

Downshifting to brake

A quick downshift when the vehicle is operating at high RPMs could result in excessive wear of transmission parts such as the clutch and bands. You car has brakes, use them!

Moving from reverse to drive (or vice versa) before the car comes to a complete stop

Your car needs to be at a complete stop before shifting for go to go backwards!

Incorrect fluid types

Using the wrong type of fluid in a transmission can result in poor lubrication and harsh shifting. Check with your mechanic about which type of fluid is right for your transmission.

Operating at low fluid levels

If you ever notice red liquid collecting under your car it is likely transmission fluid. Operating at low levels of transmission fluid can result in major transmission damage.

Neglecting your car of factory transmission maintenance

Cars and trucks require maintenance of their various components to keep them in proper working order. If you fail to complete transmission maintenance, the mechanism will fall into despair.

If it is time for transmission repair in Tacoma head to Alltek Auto Repair. Our team of skilled auto repair technicians will restore the function of the transmission, ensuring safe and reliable transportation. To learn more, or to request an estimate for auto repair in Tacoma, give us a call at (253) 259-3893 today.

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