Posted January 30, 2012
The automatic transmission is one of the most expensive parts in a vehicle, and the second most expensive component to replace next to an engine. So if you don’t want to get stuck with a pricey, week-long repair, it’s important to stay on top of regular Aurora Transmission maintenance.
What Causes Transmission Problems?
The bulk of Aurora Transmission issues stem from overheating. This happens when rocking your vehicle in the snow, towing a heavy load, continuous stop-and-go traffic in hot weather, and any other activity that overexerts your transmission.
The higher temperatures these activities can cause the transmission fluid to lose its powers as a lubricant, which can lead to premature failure, which can lead to one of those annoying, expensive repairs.
Ways to Prevent Damage:
What’s the good news in all this? Taking care of your transmission requires minimal effort. Honestly, just taking a few extra steps can go a long way in prolonging the life of your engine. Here are a few things to keep in mind when taking care of your Aurora Transmission:
– Never shift to reverse or park until the vehicle comes to a complete stop
– Never shift from park when the engine rpm is higher than normal idle
– Always hold your brake pedal down when shifting from park
– If being towed, be sure the drive wheels aren’t on the road
– At every oil change, check the transmission level. If it’s low, that means there is a leak somewhere that needs to be fixed.
– The fluid should be changed as recommended in your owner’s manual. If it looks dark or dirty, your best bet is to have an ASE-Certified technician perform a transmission flush.
Keeping Your Transmission Running:
Bring your vehicle to your local Aurora Transmission shop to have an ASE-Certified technician service your transmission every 30,000 miles. Regular transmission maintenance will prolong the life of your vehicle and will provide smoother shifting and increased performance.
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