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What You Should Know About Your Transmission

Your transmission is a vital part of your vehicle that can be quite pricey to repair depending on the damage. Advantage Ford LINCOLN wants to help you to avoid any unexpected costs that come along with transmission failure by bringing you some info on what you should know about your car’s transmission.

Check the Transmission Fluid

Make sure you are doing monthly checks on your transmission fluid. The fluid should be red, clear, and have a somewhat sweet smell. If you notice that your vehicle’s transmission fluid is dark, murky, or smells unpleasant, bring it into our service center immediately.

Let Your Vehicle Warm Up

With the busy lives we all lead, it can be the norm to hop into your vehicle and drive off, no matter if you’re running late or not. However, this doesn’t help your transmission. Not allowing your vehicle to heat up before you hit the gas pedal can cause damage to your transmission over time, especially during those colder winter months! Give your vehicle a chance to warm up and prolong your transmission’s life.

Don’t Overload Your Vehicle

If you’re planning on any road trips this year, be careful not to overload your vehicle. Combining too much weight in your vehicle with warmer weather can create transmission failure and a pricey repair.

Don’t Wait if You Suspect a Problem

This is the most important tip when it comes to what you should know about your transmission. If you think something weird is going on with your car, don’t delay bringing it into our service center. One of our technicians here at Advantage Ford LINCOLN will take a look at your vehicle, diagnose the issue, and get your car running like-new as quickly and efficiently as possible. Bringing your vehicle in as soon as you think something is wrong could save you a lot of money versus if you let the problem continue.

If you have any questions about your transmission, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 800-354-2220. You can also stop by our service center at our dealership in Fremont, OH. Our team will make sure your vehicle is as good-as-new!