Getting to Know Your Transmission

Getting to Know Your TransmissionAt Budget Transmission in Centennial, getting to know your transmission, is our business. We want to ensure that your vehicle never leaves you stranded and that your transmission is functioning properly.

Here are some ways that we provide excellence for all of your transmission needs.

When getting to know your transmission, it’s best to start with the basics. Your car transmission works with the engine to provide power to your car’s wheels. If you have an automatic or manual, the transmission plays a significant role in the how dependable your car will run which, of course, is extremely important. Make sure to get it checked if you hear any unusual noises or thumping sounds.

A transmission keeps the engine’s output optimally matched to the speed you are driving and how heavy the load is. The torque converter which is connected to the automatic transmission input shaft connects, multiplies, and interrupts the flow of engine torque into the vehicle’s transmission. The universal joints connect to the drive shaft to transmit output power from the transmission to the rear axle on the rear wheel drive of vehicles.

Here are some issues that may require transmission repair:

  • Wear and tear from bad driving habits
  • Operating conditions
  • Towing heavy loads
  • Transmission fluid issues
  • Infrequent maintenance

If you feel or hear any of the following, be sure to stop by Budget Transmission in Centennial right away to avoid further damage:

  • Slipping
  • Hesitation
  • Bucking forward
  • Grinding gears
  • Problems shifting

On average, for maximum transmission life, have your transmission services or maintained every 2 years, or 40,000 miles. Automatic transmission fluid services have a lot of purposes and could save you money in the future. It lubricates, cleans, cools, transmits force, transmits pressure, inhibits varnish buildup and continually protects the transmission. And did you know that more than 90% of all automatic transmission failures are because of fluid overheating or contamination of some sort?

In normal operating conditions, automatic transmissions generate heat and some debris, but most of the debris comes from wear on gears and bushings. This material circulates within the automatic transmission fluid until we remove it with an automatic transmission filter replacement or flush. This restricts the flow of the automatic transmission fluid and can damage the automatic transmission. It is imperative to perform an automatic transmission service to significantly reduce the chance of such a problem or future problem.

Heat can cause the automatic transmission fluid additives you pay for to fail. Most heat is generated in the torque converter, which supplies the mechanical link between the automatic transmission and the engine. It is designed to slip just like a clutch, letting the vehicle stand still while the engine is running.

In a transmission fluid change, the pan is drained, and the filter is replaced with a new one. There will, however, be some of the old fluid still left in the torque converter and cooling lines, which is not a problem. Contaminated fluid will most certainly wear out your transmission faster.

Getting to know your transmission is simple when you have Budget Transmission in Centennial to give you all the insight you need. And as our name states, our budget prices and knowledgeable technicians keep your costs down providing sound, honest advice with quality parts and service guarantees.

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