It’s easy for Lucas and Allen drivers to forget about servicing their transmission because it doesn’t need it very often, but proper transmission service keeps your car running smoothly and helps you avoid costly repairs down the road.
The transmission undergoes a lot of stress. The grit you see in used fluid is actually bits of clutch material. This grit flowing through your transmission under pressure eats away at seals and gaskets which can lead to leaks. The transmission operates at very high temperatures – about a hundred degrees higher than engine temperatures. Those high temperatures eventually cause the transmission fluid to start to break down and lose efficiency. At best, your car transmission won’t operate smoothly. At worse, it could lead to costly damage .
When your transmission’s running properly, it transfers more power from your car engine to the drive wheels, and improves gas mileage. That’s why auto makers recommend you change transmission fluid at regular intervals. Your car owner’s manual has a schedule for transmission service and, of course, your Craig's Car Care, service advisor can tell you what the manufacturer recommends.
Your Allen service center may be able to perform a transmission service while you wait and the cost is quite reasonable. Actually, it’s downright cheap when you think about how much a major transmission repair can cost!