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Transmission problems can not only be nerve racking, but may result in expensive repairs. The good news is that with proper maintenance, most transmissions will last several thousand miles so many drivers will not have to worry about a major overhaul.

Checking the transmission fluid on a regular basis is one of the most important things a driver can do to ensure the longevity of this component. Operating while low on transmission fluid causes unnecessary wear to the internal parts and may result in major repairs. Whenever a transmission becomes low on fluid, it may shift improperly or fail to engage certain gears. Unfortunately, by the time this is noticed there may already be damage that might have been prevented if proper fluids levels were maintained.

Should your transmission become low on fluid, it is crucial to add the right type of transmission fluid. This information is found in your owner’s manual, but if this book is unavailable you can also find the make and model of your car listed on the bottle itself. Some synthetic fluids are universal, meaning they can be used in almost any vehicle. One of these types is a good choice if you may want to use the fluid on more than one automobile.

When checking your transmission fluid, pay attention to the color of it. It should be a light pink in color rather than brown or black. Check for shavings in the fluid, as these could be signs of internal components wearing. Should you find metal shavings or notice that the fluid is a dark color, you should change the fluid as soon as possible. Most manufacturers recommend changing the transmission fluid approximately every 75,000 miles, but this could need to be done sooner if you use your vehicle to tow or drive under extremely dusty or dirty conditions

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