Advantage Auto Tech Question On Your Transmission

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Advantage Auto Tech Question:
My name is Suzanne. We were taking a camping trip at our favorite SC state park over a three day weekend. About half way to our campsite, the transmission went out on our minivan. It took all weekend to get towed out and get back home.
What can I do to prevent transmission problems in the future?
Advantage Auto Answer:
Transmission repairs can be expensive at Greer auto service centers. On top of that poor Suzanne was in the SC backcountry. Her vacation weekend turned into three days of car repairs.
Look, minivan transmissions are tough and durable. All you have to do to maintain them is replace the fluid on schedule. The fluid gets contaminated with bits of clutch plates and metal. Dirty transmission fluid under pressure acts like liquid sandpaper, eating away at important gaskets and seals. Then your transmission doesn’t shift as well. It can start to leak and overheat. And then you could end up like Suzanne.
Another thing: if you carry heavy loads or tow a trailer on Greer highways, your transmission is working much harder and running hotter than under normal conditions. Your transmission fluid may need to be changed sooner. Check your minivan owner’s manual for your severe service schedule or talk with your caring Advantage Auto technician about when you should have your transmission serviced.
Greer auto owners who do a lot of towing may want to consider adding anexternal transmission cooler to reduce transmission operating temperatures and extend its life.
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2561 Country Club Road
Greer, SC 29651
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