AAMCO of Chino, Ontario, Montclair, Chino Hills, CA Services

By: Aamco Of Chino  09-12-2011
Keywords: Auto, Truck, Transmission

To help avoid transmission problems, various transmission association consumer bulletins advise that customers should be aware that driving their auto, truck or SUV under "severe" conditions as listed in the owner's manual can cause extra wear and tear on the transmission. For instance, relatively low mileage transmissions that are regularly used in city or stop and go conditions are subject to much higher wear than transmissions of the same mileage that are used under normal or primarily highway conditions. It is important to note that it is not necessarily the mileage on a transmission which determines probable wear and a greater probability of your auto, truck or SUV needing a transmission repair. Rather, it is the number of times the transmission has been run through its start-up and shift cycles that determines probable wear.

Many other seemingly normal driving conditions can effect transmission life and a higher incidence of repair. Things like extreme climate conditions (either cold or hot), mountainous driving, motoring problems which are associated with snow or ice and slippery conditions (and a host of other conditions) can take their toll and cause more frequent need for repair.

As you can see from the limited examples above, many motorists do not fit into the ideal or 'normal' driving condition category. If you operate your vehicle under more extreme conditions, servicing your transmission yearly seems to be an industry average. Under the most extreme conditions, it may be advisable to service your transmission even more often and you may also want to install an external transmission cooler for additional protection.

Keywords: Auto, Suv, Transmission, Truck

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