When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most Charlotte drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of regular car care. A poorly maintained transmission will affect fuel efficiency and eventually, fail and lead to repairs.
The transmission transfers power from the engine to the drive wheels. When it’s clean and well-lubricated, it gives maximum fuel efficiency. But when it gets dirty or worn down, your transmission will suffer. Your transmission relies on transmission fluid to keep everything running well.
This is why the transmission fluid must be changed periodically. Your owner’s manual will give you a recommended time schedule for this service. Or, you can ask your friendly and knowledgeable ALMAR Auto Repair service advisor. Generally, the interval is around 35,000 miles (55,000 km) or every two years. But the interval for your vehicle may be shorter or longer.
At ALMAR Auto Repair in Charlotte, transmission fluid can usually be changed while you wait and is simple and not particularly expensive. Compared to the cost of transmission repairs or a new transmission, it’s downright cheap! So take some good auto advice from the team at ALMAR Auto Repair and take care of your transmission. It will pay you back in a longer, smoother ride.