check the automatic transmission fluid every 1,000 miles for its level, color, and smell. Low levels, a dark color and a burnt smell are all
tell tail signs of trouble ahead.
Low fluid level is
an indicator of possible seal leakage; and or malfunctions within the transmission or it's related components.
· Leaking Fluid can be your transmissions way of calling
for help. If leaks are detected you should consult with your Certified Automatic Transmission Mechanic right away. Don't put it off or ignore the obvious.
Do be aware of any changes in your vehicles driving characteristics. Should you notice slippage, strange noises
of any kind and early or late shifting have your service technician diagnose it immediately.
· A quiet vehicle, operating
properly is a "Safe Vehicle".
· Have a competent mechanic
check your vehicle to determine if defects exist and to evaluate if the vehicle is road worthy and safe.
· It costs you little or nothing
Do maintain a properly tuned engine. Many vehicles will utilize the engine's vacuum as their source to control
transmission shift quality and hydraulic pressure. A properly tuned engine is extremely important to the life of the
Do check the vehicles cooling system on a regular basis. A major cause for premature transmission failure is excessive
heat. Make all the necessary repairs immediately.
maintenance according to vehicle owner’s manual.
Do have transmission
fluid checked when having oil changed.
Do make sure
you come to a complete stop before moving gear into another range.