1992 Dodge Ram Wagon B350

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9 Tips to Prolong Your Car’s Transmission Life

A car’s transmission is a set of gears that sends power to the engine. Most transmissions last between 60,000 and 100,000 miles without any major problems. If your transmission does develop problems, you can be faced with a very costly repair. which usually involves either a completely new transmission or a major transmission repair of the existing parts.

Smart car owners take great care with their transmissions in order to save on these costs. These tasks are not time consuming and will save you money in the long run.

9 Tips to Keep Your Transmission Running Smoothly

 

  1. Check the transmission fluid frequently. Low fluid levels or dirty transmission fluid is the number one cause of most transmission problems. The level of the fluid can cause your car to overheat. You should check the level at least once a month.
  1. Service the transmission every 30,000 miles or two years, whichever comes first. This involves draining the old fluid, changing the filter, and cleaning the transmission pan. Everything is then put back together and new fluid is put into the car. This is the lowest-price preventive measure that you can take, whether you choose to leave it in the hands of a professional or do it yourself.
  1. While you are changing the fluid, consider trying synthetic fluids. These newer fluids provide better performance and resist heat and cold better. Most car manufacturers now use this synthetic fluid, and the difference in price is not significant.
  1. Add an external filter to the car. Even though the car is equipped with a filter, adding an external filter will trap more dirt and contaminants, which will prolong the life of your transmission.
  1. Maintenance of the cooling system should be done every two years. Heat from your car’s engine is bad for the transmission. Maintenance should include changing the anti-freeze, looking for leaks and damage, changing of the hoses, and a radiator cap pressure test.
  1. Drive your car easily on a cold start. The transmission does not warm up until after the first two to three miles.
  1. If you tow equipment, do not exceed the recommendations made by the manufacturer. Loads over the limit strain the belt, which leads to the overheating of the transmission.
  1. Use your emergency brake when parking on an incline.
  1. Do not rest your hands on the gear lever while driving.

If the mechanic notices serious trouble with your transmission, you have two options. First, you can purchase a pre-manufactured transmission. This transmission will include major alterations and upgrades to the transmissions, making it more durable. It also probably comes with a better warranty. A pre-manufactured transmission will typically carry a three-year guarantee where a rebuilt transmission will carry a 90-day warranty. A rebuilt transmission will only replace parts that need fixing. It does not offer any upgrades.

The best thing to do if you find yourself with transmission trouble is to visit an auto transmission specialist. They know exactly how to help your auto transmission mechanism use every ounce of energy to its fullest, and they know the systems used on the different makes and models of cars. They will even tell you the best ways to keep your transmission working to its capacity.

As with any vehicle, cars need to be serviced regularly to keep them in top shape. With regular maintenance, your car should last well over the 100,000 miles without any problem. Your mechanic will work with you to develop a schedule so that your automobile should not experience any major mechanical problems.

 

10 Signs You Need to Buy New Tires

1. Your tires are bald

10 signs you need to buy tires

The most obvious sign is bald tires. It is not safe to drive on bald tires. Bald tires are prone to tire failure, and not just in snowy or icy conditions.Your tires need tread to brake, corner and overall drive safely.

2. Your sidewalls have cracks or gouges

Damaged tires are unsafe and unfit for driving. Sidewalls get worn down over time from natural aging, rain and ice. Poor alignment can also cause harm to the sidewalls. This type of damage can cause a blowout, resulting in an accident.

3. Your car is constantly shaking

Some shaking on poorly-paved roads is common. But if your vehicle is constantly shaking even on pristine highways, you may need to buy new tires. The shaking can stem from bad tire alignment or balance, but can also mean there’s a problem with the interior of the tire.

4. Your tires have passed the tread wear warranty

Most tires come with a tread wear warranty, guaranteeing them to last a certain amount of miles or years. When your tires have passed that warranty date, it’s a good idea to have them looked over and consider buying new tires.

5. You’ve been driving with a spare tire for a while

A spare tire is great when you get a flat tire and need to change it as a quick fix. However, driving on a spare for a long time is bad for your car. It’s meant as a temporary solution until you can buy tires. Spare tires aren’t as durable as your regular tires. They provide less traction, less cornering ability and are overall not meant for permanent use.

6. Your tread is worn down to the wear bar

Most new tire models have built-in wear bars in the tread of the tire. It’s a rubber bar that’s perpendicular to the tire tread. As the tread wears down, the wear bar becomes more visible. If your tread is even with the wear bar, it’s time to buy tires.

7. Your have cords showing

If cords are showing through the rubber on your tires, you need new tires. The tire is unsafe for driving and will ultimately result in tire failure.

8. You live in an area where it regularly snows during the winter months

Your regular tires are not meant to drive in the snow. While you can get away with it, it will ultimately wear down your tires. It’s best to buy snow tires if you have to drive on snow before the roads are plowed.

9. Your tires show uneven wear

Uneven tread wear can come from improper tire pressure or a bad alignment. Regularly checking your tire pressure is good way to keep an eye on your tires and determine if you need new ones.

10. Your tires have 4/32″ of tread or less left on them

If your tires get down to the wear bars (at 2/32″) or go bald (at 0/32″) you need to buy tires. Preferably, you want to replace them as soon as they hit 2/32″. You can test your tire tread depth with a penny. Take the penny, with Lincoln’s head facing down. If you can see all of Lincoln’s head above the tread, your tread is below the 2/32″ mark and you need new tires. You can also use a tire tread depth gauge.