How to Maintain Your Car's Transmission

How to Maintain Your Car's Transmission

At Reliable Mazda, we want to help you get the most life out of your new or used car or SUV, and having your vehicle serviced on a routine basis will help you do just that. However, there are many things you can do to maintain your ride. Practicing simple habits that will help you get the most out of mechanical components like your transmission, which can be costly to replace. The following tips will help you keep your transmission in good working order for years to come.

Watch Your Gear

Pay attention to which gear you are driving in. Driving at high rates of speed while in first-gear will eventually lead to transmission trouble. For automatics, we highly recommend driving in the “drive” mode most of the time, switching to the “overdrive” setting only when you’re climbing a hill.

Get Tune-Ups

Follow your regular tune-up appointments. The engine and transmission are heavily dependent upon each other. If one is working poorly, the other will too. If it has been a while since you've had your engine serviced, we advise that you schedule an online appointment today to make sure your car is running the way it should.

Keep it Light

Heavy loads put a lot of stress and strain on your transmission, so try to avoid them as much as possible.

Think Before You Shift

Make sure your Mazda is fully stopped before shifting from first to reverse or vice versa. Shifting while you move can eventually strip your transmission gears.

These are just some of our top ways to keep your transmission running at optimal levels. For further advice, please contact us. Our friendly associates will be happy to answer all your inquiries. Happy Driving!

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