Automatic Transmission Vehicle Maintenance (Part 1)If you own an automatic transmission vehicle you know how easy it is to drive them, but do you also know how to maintain them. In the following article, you will find out about some tips and trick, which can prolong the lifespan of your vehicle’s automatic transmission. Among those tips is keeping up to date with the regular maintenance of your transmission, but since we all know to do that it will not be given as a separate point in the article.
First and foremost, do not rev the engine when you are about to switch gears. When you rev the engine it gives the transmission a massive shock, which leads to more friction between the internal components and that causes damage to the engine’s parts. Avoid unnecessary bills by simply keeping yourself from revving the engine.
As long as we are on the subject of the engine - when you start the car do not drive off immediately after, give the engine time to warm up, especially in the winter. The winter months are especially important because when the weather is cold the oil in the car thickens hence it moves slower, give it some time, make sure the car has warmed up.
Keeping the fuel tank half empty or almost completely empty is unhealthy for your vehicle. Automatic transmission cars depend on fluid pressure to run as they should. It is a good idea to keep the tank full at all times, but since that could be hard to keep track of, try to keep it at least half full. Make sure your car is lubricated properly and is able to stay cool, for the sake of the engine and other elements that might wear out a lot faster otherwise.
Expect more tips on how to take proper care of your automatic transmission car in the second part of Automatic Transmission Vehicle Maintenance. In the meantime don’t forget your regular check-ups and maintenance schedule. Also, if there is a repair that needs to be done, do not delay, take your vehicle to an auto shop and have the transmission serviced and repaired.