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When I began thinking more seriously about car issues, it occurred to me that there were a few things I needed to do if I wanted to make things easier for myself in the long run. For starters, I began taking my car in for regular auto service, which really helped out. It was really interesting to see how many different things had to be fixed every time I went in, but when my car didn't have as many problems, I could tell that it was really paying off. This website is all about understanding and preventing car problems by making better choices.



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What Can Cause A Transmission To Fail?

by Micheal Barrett

Are you a car owner? If so, you need to know the signs that you may need transmission repair. One of the reasons this is important is transmission repair can be costly. Sometimes the damages that car owners experience can be prevented. Unfortunately, many car owners ignore the signs of transmission damage until it is too late. There are also many unassuming individuals who do not know what can cause their transmissions to fail. They may continue to drive vehicles that are exhibiting obvious signs that transmission repairs are needed and only get alarmed when their vehicles finally break down. The following points will help you to understand things that cause transmissions to fail.

Driving Habits

Perhaps you are a commuter and you drive in traffic that is usually heavy. The humdrum of the stop-and-go traffic can take a toll on your transmission over time. Driving in these types of conditions means that you should ensure that you get your transmission serviced at the recommended intervals. Your mechanic may even recommend a different service schedule based on your typical driving habits.

Poor Maintenance

One of the most tragic mistakes people make is thinking that as long as their vehicles are in running condition, they do not need to be serviced. Servicing your transmission aids in detecting potential problems. Some car owners attempt to add their own transmission fluid to their vehicles. The issue with this is that they can cause major problems if they add too much fluid. Problems can also arise if the wrong type of fluid is added. 

Poor Workmanship

If it is a transmission that was flawed during manufacturing, it will likely fail eventually. Even if you get the proper maintenance, the transmission will likely not last its full life cycle. This is why it is important to pay attention to vehicle recalls. If you miss a notice pertaining to your transmission, you may be responsible for the repair or replacement. Perhaps your vehicle has a transmission that was rebuilt. If it was not rebuilt properly, you may have future issues.

An auto repair shop is a good resource to use to determine whether your transmission is at risk for failure. They can also perform maintenance on your transmission to ensure that it performs correctly. If there are minor issues such as low transmission fluid, they can ensure the level is corrected. Sometimes levels are low due to leaks, and they can detect and repair leaks.