Transmission failure is one of the most common problems that fleets come across. To prepare for the worst, you need to know how to prevent transmission failure and understand what it looks like.
Keep reading to learn more.
Understand Signs of Transmission Failure
There are multiple causes of transmission damage, and recognizing them can help prevent transmission failure. These are the most common symptoms of transmission failure:
Transmission fluid leaks
Check engine light is one
A fleet vehicle should instantly switch gears when you shift from park to drive and vice versa. If there is a delay, there is a clear transmission performance problem.
If a vehicle is struggling to get into the proper gear, inspect the transmission fluid and ensure you have poured the right type of fluid into it.
If transmission fluid is not the problem, Alberta Transmission Service can help.
Choose the Right Transmission Oil
During the power transmission process, friction occurs between moving metal parts in the transmission system. This wear and tear leads to expensive repairs.
To prevent your vehicle's transmission from degrading, invest in quality transmission fluid. This minimizes friction, cools the system, and lubricates transmission components.
The key properties of high-quality transmission oils are viscosity stability and heat resistance. A mechanic will know the right type of oil that your fleet needs to use.
Avoid Overloading the Transmission
To avoid overloading your transmission, engage your parking brake every time you park your vehicle. This is especially important if you are parked on an incline.
You will also overload the vehicle if you tow beyond your vehicle's capacity. This causes unnecessary strain on the powertrain transmission, which can lead to overheating.
Avoid heat by preventing excess weight in or on your vehicle. You can avoid transmission failure simply by following the set towing capacity.
Heat is the most common cause of transmission failure. Too much heat near or in the transmission can cause the following problems:
Damaged or cracked gears
To ensure the transmission doesn't overheat, regularly check for leaks and top fluid levels off based on the manufacturer's recommendations.
Prevent Transmission Failure With Maintenance
The best way to prevent transmission failure is by regularly scheduling fleet maintenance. Working with a mechanic for fleet repairs and preventative maintenance can keep your vehicles in top shape.
Alberta Transmission Service in Edmonton can help you understand the signs of transmission failure, help you choose the correct transmission oil, and provide you with tips.
If you do overload your transmission and your vehicle overheats, we are here to fix the problem. Work with us today for a one-stop solution for quality auto and transmission repairs.