Automatic Transmission Vehicle Maintenance (Part 2)Let us continue with tips and tricks on how to maintain your automatic transmission vehicle up to the standard you want it. Note that doing the following things will prolong the lifespan of the vehicle’s parts, but the tips are not a method of skipping regular maintenance service.
There is a slope in front of you? Do not head down it while the vehicle is in Neutral. Why? Because this would mean that you won’t be able to accelerate the car, it will only be slowed down, cutting the oil supply, which will lead to the transmission not getting sufficient lubrication for smooth operation. This whole situation leads to significant wear and damage. If you have made a habit of going down slopes in Neutral, let go of it as soon as possible, the fuel savings you will get from it are nothing compared to the costly repairs you will need to have done on your vehicle.
When it comes to parking, make sure that you are not shifting to park mode before the car has stopped completely. When you shift to Park there is a locking pin that attaches itself to the shaft of the gearbox, and if the car keeps moving while the pin in question is there, it can break. Make sure to use the brakes when you are parking the vehicle.
Last but not least, in fact, one of the most important things there could ever be – always use the transmission fluid appropriate for your vehicle. You can consult your owner’s manual if you are unsure of what exactly it is. If for some reason you cannot locate the manual or you can’t find the information you need in it, consult a mechanic, but never put in any fluid at random. In addition to this point, let us note that you would need to check the fluid periodically to make sure that there are no leaks. Another thing you should watch out for is the color and odor of the transmission fluid. If the fluid is not clear (and usually bright red color) and kind of sweet when it comes to scent, then you should have the transmission checked by a professional mechanic.
Hopefully, the article has been and it will be helpful to you and your automatic transmission vehicle.