The automatic transmission has been around for a long time and has evolved into a technological marvel over the years. For the longest time “overdrive” meant the 4th gear. But recently, automatic transmissions go up to eight gears. Also, experienced race car drivers used to prefer manual transmission because they could shift gears fast. However, that is not the case today, with some automatic transmissions shifting extremely fast.
All these capabilities come with complexities, but most modern automatic transmissions rely on hydraulic functions. In short, that means transmission fluid.
What to Look Out For
- Rough Shifting – if you feel a jerk when your car shifts gears, then this is a sign to have your automatic transmission looked at.
- Delayed Shifting – If you experience a delay in shifting, for example, when accelerating, then you need to check your transmission.
The transmission fluid must be maintained at the proper intervals for the longevity of your automatic transmission. At the European Service Center, our ASE certified service mechanics have the tools to inspect, diagnose and repair any issue you may be having.
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