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Some drivers may not realize the importance of transmission fluid and may wonder if a transmission fluid change is really necessary.  First of all, the transmission fluid in your vehicle acts as a lubricant for all of the moving parts inside the transmission, cooling as it goes.  Secondly, in automobiles with automatic transmissions, this fluid also transmits power from the engine to the transmission. 

There is a little difference in the transmission service that is required for manual transmissions versus automatic transmissions, as explained below:

  • Manuals:  Your auto mechanic (and your owner’s manual) typically recommend a transmission fluid change around every 60,000 miles.  As the miles add up, so does the contamination in the fluid.  This causes the synchronizers, bearings, and gears in the transmission to wear out. The resulting metal particles will continue to float around in the lubricant causing the fluid to lose its effectiveness to lubricate and cool, thus shortening the life of your transmission. 
  • Automatic:  A transmission fluid change for automatics can vary, possibly never, depending on the age, make, and model of your vehicle. However, more heat is generated in automatic transmissions, causing the transmission fluid to deteriorate and break down, becoming contaminated with worn bits of the transmission.
wondering if a transmission fluid change is really necessary? If you neglect routine transmission service on your vehicle, you will find yourself spending a money on unexpected repair.
20
Apr
2018

Some drivers may not realize the importance of transmission fluid and may wonder if a transmission fluid change is really necessary.  First of all, the transmission fluid in your vehicle acts as a lubricant for all of the moving parts inside the transmission, cooling as it goes.  Secondly, in automobiles with automatic transmissions, this fluid also transmits power from the engine to the transmission. 

There is a little difference in the transmission service that is required for manual transmissions versus automatic transmissions, as explained below:

  • Manuals:  Your auto mechanic (and your owner’s manual) typically recommend a transmission fluid change around every 60,000 miles.  As the miles add up, so does the contamination in the fluid.  This causes the synchronizers, bearings, and gears in the transmission to wear out. The resulting metal particles will continue to float around in the lubricant causing the fluid to lose its effectiveness to lubricate and cool, thus shortening the life of your transmission. 
  • Automatic:  A transmission fluid change for automatics can vary, possibly never, depending on the age, make, and model of your vehicle. However, more heat is generated in automatic transmissions, causing the transmission fluid to deteriorate and break down, becoming contaminated with worn bits of the transmission.
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When was the last time you had your car serviced? Keeping up with regular vehicle maintenance is an expense, but the potential costs of damage that can happen in an engine, transmission, and suspension due to lack of maintenance is much greater. This alone is reason enough to service your car on a regular basis. You really don’t save money by extending the time intervals between the recommended vehicle maintenance services.

Preventative vehicle maintenance makes sure your car stays in good health! A multi-point inspection is a good way to find out if there are any issues with your car that need to be taken care of.

Here are four important reasons to service your car:

If you’re a driver and don’t know the reasons to service your car, you may find yourself looking for an urgent auto repair. Be sure to follow the car maintenance schedule listed in your owner’s manual
06
Apr
2018

When was the last time you had your car serviced? Keeping up with regular vehicle maintenance is an expense, but the potential costs of damage that can happen in an engine, transmission, and suspension due to lack of maintenance is much greater. This alone is reason enough to service your car on a regular basis. You really don’t save money by extending the time intervals between the recommended vehicle maintenance services.

Preventative vehicle maintenance makes sure your car stays in good health! A multi-point inspection is a good way to find out if there are any issues with your car that need to be taken care of.

Here are four important reasons to service your car:

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Your vehicle’s battery is like the heart of your car. The typical battery is a “wet-cell” battery, meaning a plastic cube containing sulfuric acid and lead, with two terminals on the top side of the battery. Without it, your vehicle will not start, let alone keep running or considered as reliable transportation.

By knowing what causes a dead car battery, you can take some battery maintenance safeguards to prevent it.

  • First of all, be sure to check the fluid level in your battery as well as the battery cables. If the fluid is low and has been for a while, this will prevent your car battery from generating power or holding power. 
  • More critical are the battery’s cable connections to the vehicle. If the connections are loose or corroded, they prevent the electrical current in the battery from going to the vehicle’s components, thus causing your car not start.
Wondering what causes a dead car battery? Don’t put off scheduling a car battery replacement if it is going bad. Call your Ventura car shop to know more about car battery maintenance
21
Mar
2018

Your vehicle’s battery is like the heart of your car. The typical battery is a “wet-cell” battery, meaning a plastic cube containing sulfuric acid and lead, with two terminals on the top side of the battery. Without it, your vehicle will not start, let alone keep running or considered as reliable transportation.

By knowing what causes a dead car battery, you can take some battery maintenance safeguards to prevent it.

  • First of all, be sure to check the fluid level in your battery as well as the battery cables. If the fluid is low and has been for a while, this will prevent your car battery from generating power or holding power. 
  • More critical are the battery’s cable connections to the vehicle. If the connections are loose or corroded, they prevent the electrical current in the battery from going to the vehicle’s components, thus causing your car not start.
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