Transmission repairs are rarely ever inexpensive or quick. Such repairs work on an intricate part of the vehicle, and failure is quite catastrophic.
As is the case with other critical systems within your vehicle, there are preventative measures that you can take to prolong the life of your transmission. Neglecting these measures, and your transmission, could have grave consequences as a sudden breakdown would have you totally immobilized.
The cost to repair, or even rebuild your transmission after such a breakdown could also leave you with a repair bill running into thousands of dollars. Fortunately, the steps to maintaining a healthy transmission are easy, and can keep your transmission functioning for the lifespan of the car.
The Main Causes Of Transmission Problems
When a transmission becomes overheated, all sorts of problems can arise. Small leaks, if left unchecked, can lead to the transmission overheating. The surge in temperatures could lead to the residual transmission fluid burning up. The entire transmission would ultimately fail after the gaskets fail due to the burning temperatures.
Maintenance Measures to Take
There are many measures you can take to preserve the life of your car transmission. Regularly checking the transmission fluid is very important. However, some cars make this task difficult for the owner.