What will happen if I don't have transmission service conducted?

 

Your vehicle's transmission has a tough job. It's main task is transferring power that is created by the engine to the wheels in order to make them spin. It also helps regulate engine speed. Like other mechanical components of your car or truck the transmission requires routine maintenance. During these check ups the transmission will have a number of services completed. It may receive a transmission fluid flush, a new pan gasket and/or undergo a thorough cleaning. It is important to check your owner's manual to see when you vehicle requires these services, as not having them completed can result in major complications. The following are some of the most common issues that will occur if you skip transmission maintenance.

Excessive friction will begin to take place

Just as the engine uses oil to prevent the interior motor part from rubbing together with excessive friction, the transmission uses a specialized fluid that does just the same. As this fluid ages it collects impurities and begins to gunk up, thus losing its ability to do what it is designed to do. A transmission fluid flush is necessary to keep everything running smoothly.

The transmission will lag

Another reason you always want to keep up with transmission service is to ensure that it shifts smoothly. This is particularly true with automatic transmissions. An automatic transmission that has not been serviced may begin to lag, meaning there will be a delay while it shifts. If this occurs you will notice your engine RPMs spike as the transmission shifts. This should not occur. Be sure to get to the transmission repair shop as soon as possible for service.

The transmission will begin to leak

As the transmission ages the gasket between the transmission and the pan may grow frail. This could allow for transmission fluid to leak. If you ever find a red fluid collecting in your driveway under your vehicle it is likely that there is a transmission fluid leak that needs to be addressed right away.

The transmission will fail completely

Like any mechanical system that requires maintenance, it will fail if it is not serviced. A failed transmission will require a complete rebuild or replacement, both of which can be very expensive. Be sure to have your transmission serviced to prevent transmission failure.

At Gold Seal Transmissions we offer complete transmission maintenance in Upper Saddle River for most makes and models of import and domestic vehicles. Our team of ASE certified technicians are experts at diagnosing both automatic and manual transmission trouble. Give us a call today at (201) 746-4201 to make an appointment for transmission service in Upper Saddle River or the surrounding area!


Gold Seal Transmisssions Blog

Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ