3 Ways to Cause Transmission Trouble

3 Ways to Cause Transmission Trouble


3 Ways to Cause Transmission TroubleBecause transmission problems can be extremely expensive to fix, it's smart to take some simple precautions to help preserve your transmission's health. But if you do notice a sign of transmission trouble, you should quickly get to the shop. By being proactive, you'll have the best chance to address the issue before it escalates and costs more to fix. At Kenny's Transmission, we provide top-quality transmission repair in the greater Indianapolis area. Here's a look at three ways to cause transmission problems.

Poor Braking Habits

If you regularly slam on your brakes, then your transmission mounts could become susceptible to damage. Transmission mounts do the important job of holding the transmission to the chassis and if a mount is compromised, then the transmission could become damaged as it shifts position. Also, if you don't use your parking brake on hills, then your transmission could become very stressed as it tries to hold your vehicle in place. It's also worth keeping in mind that you could cause transmission issues if you don't brake your vehicle to a complete stop before shifting between forward and reverse gears.

Flooring It

For optimal transmission health, it's best if you don't regularly stomp down the gas pedal. Doing so can put serious stress on driveline parts including your transmission. It's important that your transmission gets an opportunity to cool down after creating excessive torque so that it doesn't end up overheating.

Never Check Transmission Fluid

Transmission fluid provides cooling, lubrication, fluid pressure, and rust prevention. If you don't ever check your fluid, then you may not notice if it has gotten dangerously low and/or has started to burn. Even if you don't suspect a problem, it's a good idea to check your transmission fluid each month. Generally, transmission fluid is best checked with the engine still running.

Transmission Service in Greenwood, IN

When you need transmission service in Greenwood, IN and the surrounding area, contact Kenny's Transmission at (317) 762-0389. At our nearby transmission shop, we can expertly address any of your vehicle's transmission repair or maintenance needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


Kenny's Transmission Blog
Posted: October 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ