The automatic transmission system in a modern car can have up to eight speeds, making it a very sophisticated piece of machinery. While transmissions are designed to last a long time, they do require regular maintenance to operate smoothly.
Transmission fluid is vital to a smooth transmission. Because it cools and lubricates the transmission components, itâ€™s crucial that you always have enough transmission fluid. When there isnâ€™t enough fluid, the transmission will run hotter and may wear out sooner. Transmission fluid also provides the pressure needed to transfer the power from the engine to the transmission – not enough fluid and your transmission wonâ€™t shift properly.
If your transmission isnâ€™t shifting as smoothly as it should, let your Service Advisor take a look at it. Regular maintenance and taking care of small leaks will help your transmission lasts as long as possible.