The automatic transmission should be serviced at regular intervals, if maximum operational economy is to be realized.
Industry authorities recommend that the fluid and the filter (if it's a "disposable type") should be changed every year or 12,000 miles- whichever comes first.
During the service- and usually FREE OF ADDITONAL CHARGE- a road check should be made, accompanied by an under-hood and under-car inspection to determine the condition of all driveline components and transmission accessories.
Automatic transmission fluid should be checked every 1,000 miles, and its level, color, and smell noted.
Low fluid will literally always indicate a leak or a malfunction in the transmission, or its other related components.
LEAKING FLUID is often-times "your transmissions way of 'yelling for help'."
If LEAKS ARE DETECTED, then you should consult with an A.T.R.A CERTIFIED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION MECHANIC, right away.
BE AWARE OF CHANGES IN DRIVING CHARACTERISTICS OF YOUR CAR- Late or early shifting, slipping- or noise of any kind, should be diagnosed, immediately; both from the standpoint of ECONOMY, AND SAFETY!
THINGS TO DO TODAY...TO KEEP YOUR TRANSMISSION ON THE ROAD TOMORROW
1) Check the Fluid Level: So few things are more important than proper fluid operating level for keeping the transmission working.
2) Check Transmission Problems Promptly: Most transmission problems start out small and get worse over time. Very often, you can eliminate major repairs by taking care of the problem early on. At Milt & Ron's, the road test and diagnosis is FREE.
3) Service Your Transmission Regularly: A complete fluid and filter change every year can add years to a transmissions life, and in the end, save you money.
4) Service the Cooling System: Not only does your radiator keep you engine cool, it also cools the transmission fluid. A faulty radiator cannot only damage your engine, it can reduce transmission life as well. Keep your car's cooling system clean and in tip top condition.
5) Tune the Engine: With cars running under new technology, a problem with engine performance can put much more strain on the transmission than a properly running engine. A good running engine reduces the stress on the transmission, thus avoiding major repairs.
6) Stick with Milt & Ron's: We have been an upstanding member of the Rochester Community for over 50 years, we proudly stand behind all our work. Generation after Generation have come to Milt & Ron's, and we look forward to continuing to serve future generations with the exact same care.