Taking Care of Your Car’s Transmission

November 30th, 2016 by

2017 Chevy Spark OrangeAny time your transmission needs real service, you need to trust the experts; transmission repair isn’t something most people can take on at home. You can always turn to Chevrolet of Homewood for expert maintenance and service in the Calumet City, Lansing, and Chicagoland area. There are a few things that you can do to keep your transmission in good condition. Take a look at our tips for transmission care:

How to Take Care of Your Car’s Transmission

Your transmission is one of the most important, complex, and expensive parts of your car. If your transmission fails then you’re not getting anywhere, and in some cases, your car might not even be worth fixing. That’s why it’s certainly worth it to maintain your transmission. These are a few tips for maintaining your transmission:

  • Check the Owner’s Manual: Every Chevrolet vehicle and every vehicle from any other automaker will include a maintenance schedule that should include transmission service. Never deviate from your manufacturer’s regular service schedule, or else you might experience problems, or even void your warranty.
  • Check Your Transmission Fluid: You want to make sure that your transmission fluid is at the right level, and not worn out. Transmission fluid generally needs to be changed every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. You’ll want to check your owner’s manual for the proper way to check the transmission fluid.
  • Check for Leaks: If you spot any leaks underneath your car after it’s been parked, then you definitely want to get your car checked out. A leaky transmission can be a bad thing, but it will be worse if you let it go unattended. If your transmission leaks out all of its fluid, then you’ll be in real trouble!
  • Pay Attention to Shifting: If your transmission is shifting poorly, missing shifts, or generally performing in a way that is less than optimal, you should definitely visit us here at Chevrolet of Homewood so we can diagnose the problem. Transmission problems never go away on their own, and a poorly performing transmission is a sign that your car needs attention.

Visit Chevrolet of Homewood Today

Whether your car has an automatic or manual transmission, the experts at Chevrolet of Homewood can help you make sure that it is always running in top condition. Visit us at 18033 S. Halsted St. in Homewood, IL to take care of all of your maintenance needs, or schedule service online now.

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