An overheated transmission does not a happy engine make. In fact, it can cause your transmission to fail, leaving you stranded and in an emergency repair situation.
The key to preventing this is through regular auto maintenance. Either way, our Kelowna transmission repairs is here to help our community get out of a crisis and back onto the road!
Transmission Failure and Overheating
Did you know that roughly 90% of automatic transmission failures are due to overheating? When your transmission fluid is not attended to regularly, among other maintenance musts, your transmission can overheat.
The best way to prevent overheating your transmission is through regular auto maintenance, or installing a temperature gauge – as suggested here -> “Installing a Transmission Temperature Gauge.”
Ways to tell if your transmission is struggling include:
- Noises out of the ordinary such as clunking or sputtering
- Vehicle shuddering when changing gears
- Gears ‘slipping’ as they change
- Red/brown fluid leaks
Having your transmission serviced before it becomes a crisis will cost less, and provide more peace of mind – and we can help!
Kelowna Transmission Repairs
As mentioned on our automatic transmission service page…
Did you know that your transmission can reach in excess of 200 degrees F and up to 300 degrees F in summertime stop and go city driving?
This excessive heat can be a big problem for your automatic transmission. The hotter your oil gets the quicker it breaks down. This leads to advanced deterioration of the soft components of your transmission. It can also result in varnish and sludge build-up that will impair performance. Proper maintenance prevents this and protects your transmission.
A well-maintained vehicle truly reduces stress and mitigates any emergency repairs, and can be affordable too.
Our Kelowna transmission repairs provide TerraClean products to care for your automatic transmission service. It is a proven product that is well-known in the industry, and will help with unwanted buildup that can lead to breakdowns.