At Mid City Complete Auto, we understand just how important the transmission system is to your vehicle and its overall performance. It’s because of this system that you’re able to drive forward and backward without a problem. For manual vehicle owners, the system even allows you to control the RPMs your car generates. With such a huge role in your driving experience, it’s important to have the transmission properly cared for, and that’s where we can help. Our shop — located in Los Angeles, California — is equipped with the latest tools and components and staffed with auto professionals who understand how to get the job done right. Come see why we’ve proudly served this area for over 30 years! We know you’ll love the way your vehicle performs after the service is over.
The transmission is a complex system that utilizes a variety of parts and components to properly function. Because of this, it’s important to properly care for it, as poor care can quickly reduce the quality of your driving experience. At Mid City Complete Auto, we want to make sure you’re always using a high-performing transmission, and that all starts with proper care. Here are a couple maintenance tasks you can do to ensure your car’s transmission is always performing properly!
Just like motor oil, it’s important for you to check the transmission fluid in your vehicle periodically. This helps you monitor the fluid over time and determine when it needs to be changed! When looking at the fluid, you want to make sure it has a clear, bright red appearance and a sweet smell. Along with that, it should be at a proper level and a low fluid level indicates your vehicle has a leak, as transmission fluid isn’t consumed or burnt up. If the fluid looks dark, cloudy, or has a pungent smell to it, that’s a sign that you’ll need to have the fluid changed!
Poor driving habits are a common reason why transmission systems fail sooner than expected. Before and during your drive, make sure you keep this habits in mind:
Warm up your car before driving: this gives the system time to properly warm up and get going. Although it’s tempting to just drive off as soon as you start the car, warming up the transmission will ensure it’s performing at its best for a lot longer!
Don’t change gears on the move: if you’re looking to shift from “drive” to “reverse,” make sure your vehicle is at a full stop. Changing gears while on the move can place strain on the transmission system and that added stress can stack over time.
The transmission is one of the hardest working systems found in your vehicle. Make sure it’s always performing at its best by scheduling a transmission repair service with Mid City Complete Auto in Los Angeles, California! We use the latest equipment and service techniques for all our transmission services, because we want to bring the very best out of your vehicle. Whether you need the transmission fluid flushed or the entire system rebuilt, we have the services available to maintain and improve your vehicle’s performance! Give us a call at 310-967-9252 for any questions about our services or scheduling requests. If you’re in the area, feel free to visit our shop on 5054 W Washington Blvd and schedule your next visit in person. We’re located on the corner of South Orange and Washington!