The Life Blood of Your Automatic Transmission

Jul 1, 2024

The Life Blood of Your Automatic Transmission

Maintaining the transmission fluid in an automatic transmission is crucial for the longevity and efficiency of your vehicle. Transmission fluid serves multiple vital functions: it lubricates the gears, prevents overheating by dissipating heat, and facilitates smooth gear changes. Over time, this fluid can degrade due to contamination, heat, and friction, losing its ability to perform these essential tasks effectively.

Southwest Truck and RV recommends changing the transmission fluid, as directed by your vehicle’s manufacturer, to help keep these components running smoothly and preventing costly repairs down the road. Old or contaminated fluid can lead to increased wear and tear on the transmission, potentially causing gears to slip or the transmission to overheat – especially in hot climates like Prescott, Arizona.

By investing in regular maintenance of your transmission fluid, you’re not just ensuring smoother driving and better fuel efficiency, but also safeguarding your vehicle’s overall performance and reliability. It’s a simple yet crucial step in the upkeep of any automatic transmission vehicle.


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