540-253-5251 | 4229 Bragg St

AUTONET TV

AUTONET TV, The Plains, VA

The The Plains Service Center Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Posted May 17, 2020 2:43 AM

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of The Plains drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in The Plains. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff like that. Think of your legs as the engine – there's an ideal speed you can pedal and you change gears to leverage the work you're doing.

Lower gears for power on hills or for starting out. Higher gears for more speed. That's what the automatic transmission does – it automatically starts in lower gears and shifts up to higher gears to go faster on WA roads. And it automatically shifts back down to climb The Plains hills, pass or start up again.

Vehicle automatic transmissions have certainly gotten more sophisticated in recent years. They have more speeds than before: the base is four speeds, five is very common.

At The Plains Service Center, we routinely service transmissions with six speeds and several have seven or even eight speeds. As you can imagine, this means more parts. Any they all have to fit into roughly the same space.

Transmissions are computer controlled these days, with some high end transmissions having two or three computers. Transmissions are engineered to last. But they are also engineered to tighter tolerances. If a portion of the transmission is starved for lubrication, it can lead to failure.

Not enough fluid can starve the transmission, or dirty transmission fluid can clog small passages in the transmission. Then the lubricant is blocked and can't get to all the parts to protect them, so they wear out prematurely. The technicians at The Plains Service Center see far too many transmissions that needlessly failed due to neglect.

And, as you can imagine, repairing one of these new transmissions at any The Plains service center can be quite costly. That's why owner’s manuals have a schedule for how often you should change the fluid and what type of fluid to use.

It's really important for The Plains area drivers to carefully follow the manufacturer's transmission service schedule.

At The Plains Service Center in The Plains, we hope you never become shiftless in The Plains because you didn't take care of your transmission.

The Plains Service Center
4229 Bragg St.
The Plains, WA 20198
(540) 253-5251
http://www.plainsservicecenter.com

 



Search



Archive

August 2018 (16)
September 2018 (5)
October 2018 (4)
November 2018 (4)
December 2018 (5)
January 2019 (5)
February 2019 (4)
March 2019 (5)
April 2019 (4)
May 2019 (4)
June 2019 (5)
July 2019 (4)
August 2019 (4)
September 2019 (5)
October 2019 (4)
November 2019 (4)
December 2019 (5)
January 2020 (5)
February 2020 (4)
March 2020 (5)
April 2020 (4)
May 2020 (5)

Categories

Air Conditioning (1)Alignment (1)Alternator (1)Auto Safety (2)Automotive News (3)Battery (2)Brakes (1)Cabin Air Filter (1)Check Engine Light (2)Cooling System (4)Dashboard (1)Diagnostics (2)Diesel Maintenance (1)Drive Train (2)Exhaust (1)Fluids (3)Fuel System (16)Inspection (1)Keys to a long lasting vehicle (3)Maintenance (16)Monitoring System (2)Oil Change (1)Older Vehicles (1)Parts (2)Safety (2)Serpentine Belt (2)Service Intervals (2)Service Standards (1)Shocks & Struts (4)Steering (3)Timing Belt (3)Tires and Wheels (17)Transmission (1)Warranty (1)What Customers Should Know (2)Windshield Wipers (2)Winter Prep (1)