With so many fluids running through your vehicle, it can be challenging to keep track of each one. While each fluid plays a different role in the functioning of your car, one of the most important is your transmission fluid. Like any other type of fluid, the transmission liquid will deteriorate over time, causing damage to your vehicle and being a significant safety issue. By performing routine maintenance on your vehicle, as outlined in your manual, you can help do your part to ensure that your car, truck, or SUV is in the best possible condition to last for miles to come.
For exact details, Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram recommends checking your owner’s manual to learn precisely when the manufacturer suggests changing the transmission fluid. However, as a general rule of thumb, you should make sure your transmission fluid is checked at every service appointment. While every person’s driving habits are different, the transmission fluid will wear faster if you are engaging in frequent stop and go traffic, hauling a trailer or braking excessively because all these activities cause the transmission to work harder. Not only does transmission fluid lubricate the various parts in your transmission, but also it helps regulate the temperature.
If, when driving your vehicle, you begin to notice that strange noises to include a grinding sound are emitting from the engine, then this is a sign that your transmission fluid needs to be changed. Additionally, other warning signs include issues when shifting gears and a lurching feeling when you depress the gas pedal to accelerate. If you notice any of the warning signs, you can verify that your vehicle needs a transmission fluid exchange by verifying the fluid’s color. If it is bright red, this is a good sign, but if the fluid is dark brown or black, it needs to be changed. You can easily make an appointment online or by calling Gurnee Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram.
From our factory-trained technicians to our usage of only OEM parts, we strive to treat your vehicle with the highest level possible of service and care. With every vehicle receiving a multi-point inspection after every service appointment, you can feel confident that every potential issue has been identified and addressed by our friendly and professional team. If you live in the areas of Gurnee, Waukegan, North Chicago, Grayslake, or Lindenhurst, IL don’t hesitate to contact us for any of your service needs. We promise to treat your vehicle with the same care that we treat our personal vehicles.