Regular transmission maintenance is a critical part of keeping your car running smoothly and safely, and there’s no reason most car owners can’t find a technician to help. After all, according to the BLS, there are 782,200 auto service techs and mechanics in the nation – a number that continues to grow. Many focus heavily on transmission repairs and maintenance due to its massive importance.

Minimizes Serious Risks

Here’s the thing about transmission problems: many start small and could be fixed early. For example, a minor shift solenoid problem, such as slight timing problems, can be caught and fixed early by a transmission mechanic. Rather than letting these issues worsen (and cause long-lasting engine problems), maintenance fixes them and ensures your car runs smoothly and safely.

Enhances Fuel Efficiency

Are you worried about your car’s fuel efficiency? Well, your transmission has a lot to do with it. In fact, a well-maintained transmission runs more smoothly and improves our fuel economy. After all, your transmission transmits power from your engine to your wheels. If it runs poorly, less power will reach your wheels. That reason alone is enough to get regular maintenance.

Improves Transmission Life

According to YourMechanic, a transmission lasts between 150,000 to 200,000 miles (or roughly seven years) before it needs replacement. However, a lack of transmission maintenance – especially every 20,000 miles or so – could cause it to fail sooner. Transmissions aren’t cheap, but the potential damage costs caused by an unrepaired transmission could be even worse. Thankfully, maintenance can help you avoid this issue.

Maintains Transmission Fluid

Regular maintenance keeps your transmission fluid clean and effective. Your transmission fluid not only reduces engine heat but lubricates your transmission and keeps it clean. Transmission fluid is just as important as any other fluid your vehicle requires, such as oil. Don’t make the mistake of overlooking the need for transmission fluid.

The importance of transmission maintenance simply can’t be understated. Unfortunately, too few people take it seriously. Instead, they focus on oil changes and other equally essential steps without giving their transmission any attention. It’s important to care for every aspect of your vehicle to ensure longevity and safety. Call Dusty’s Transmissions today to set up an appointment. We’ll work with you and your vehicle to ensure your transmission is in great shape!