Archive for Shop talk

Will a shift kit improve the operation and performance of my car?

Question: Will a shift kit improve the operation and performance of my car?
Answer: Yes: the shift kit shortens the duration from one gear to the next in the transmission reducing heat and also making your transmission last longer.

What advantage does a transmission cooler have on my car?

Question: What advantage does a transmission cooler have on my car?
Answer: A transmission cooler on any automatic transmission helps to reduce the transmission temperature and in turn increasing transmission life.

What are the advantages in servicing my transmission?

Question: What advantages in servicing my transmission?
Answer: To help maintain transmission performance so that your transmission lasts longer and operates more efficiently.

How often should my transmission be serviced?

Question: How often should my transmission be serviced?
Answer: We recommend that the transmission be serviced every 12 months or 20,000km.

How do I look after my transmission?

Question: How do I look after my transmission?
Answer: Taking care of your pride and joy:

  • Have your vehicles transmission & differential fluid checked regularly
  • At–risk vehicles need more frequent fluid changes and possibly an auxilliary cooler for the auto Transmission
  • Check the ground for leaks Check your vehicle for obstructions around the radiator and air ducts
  • Check the cars belts and hoses
  • When stopped in traffic, shift into neutral (automatic transmission)
  • When stopped in traffic, shift into neutral and release the clutch (manual transmission)
  • Don’t use overdrive when in mountainous terrain or towing trailers etc