We’re always talking about the importance of engine oil, but we forget the importance of the transmission. Changing the automatic transmission fluid for most cars is necessary every 30,000 miles or every two years, whichever comes first. If we don’t change the transmission fluid regularly, excessive heating is generated in the transmission. This causes extra pollution and the worst; the transmission breaks Here are some tips to let you know when your transmission needs maintenance:
You Can’t Change Gears
This problem is very common in manual transmissions. When you press the clutch pedal, and switch from first to second, the transmission lags and you can’t change gears. The most common causes are low transmission fluid or incorrect viscosity. It may also be necessary to adjust the cables or connection with the clutch.
Your Transmission Switches Back to Neutral
When the transmission operates normally, the gears change smoothly, and your vehicle’s computer designates the range of rpm for the speed change. But when the speed is in the desired gear and it “jumps out of gear while driving, this is a sign your transmission has a problem. In cars with manual transmission, the lever returns to neutral position. In this event, it is best to take your car in for maintenance as soon as possible. If you want to avoid being left stranded or incur further costly repairs. Protect your vehicle’s manual transmission and use Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid Amsoil 5W-30. Lifetime Oil is an AMSOIL dealer providing custom lubrication solutions to all types of customers from families to trucking fleets. Call (612) 819-8835 or shop online for the best synthetic lubricants from AMSOIL, “FIRST IN SYNTHETICS”