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4 Benefits of Regular Transmission Services

Car owners often overlook regular transmission services because they don't think of the transmission as something that needs regular attention. The truth is that transmissions require maintenance and care just like any other part of a vehicle, but most drivers aren't aware of this fact until it's too late. Taking your car in for regular transmission servicing can help you avoid costly repairs down the line. Check out these four benefits of regular transmission services for your vehicle.

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1. Better Fuel Economy

Transmission fluid lubricates the transmission, and it needs regular replacement. Dirty or old fluid can cause poor fuel efficiency by causing the engine to work harder when shifting gears. Keeping up with regular transmission maintenance can help prevent buildups of sludge that clogs up lines and filters within the transmission system, helping your transmission and engine run smoother and improve your fuel economy.

2. No Engine Lock-Up

Engine lock-up is a condition that can occur when the transmission is overworked, doesn't shift properly, and shuts down completely. To prevent engine lock-up from happening to your car, it is essential to have your transmission serviced and transmission fluid changed on a regular basis to avoid costly engine lock-up repairs in the future.

3. Improves Gear Function

Over time, transmission fluid will become dirty and turn into a thick sludge. This can result in clogged transmission gears and difficulty shifting between speeds. With routine transmission services and fluid changes, you can help improve the overall performance of your gears by removing friction and ensuring smooth shifts.

4. Better Vehicle Performance

Regular transmission servicing is an essential part of car maintenance. Your transmission service can help improve your shifts, ensure that you are getting the most out of your engine, and eliminate problems before they start to happen. Ensuring that you take your car for regular transmission servicing can be a great way to keep up with other routine maintenance and ensure your vehicle is performing at its best.

Contact Our Mechanics for Professional Transmission Services

At Custom Complete Automotive, we understand the importance of regular transmission services for enhanced vehicle performance. To learn more about our transmission services, or to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Missouri, contact us today!

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Eric Riddles

Eric Riddles is an ASE Certified Master Automobile Technician who has been working as an auto mechanic since 1998 and originally joined the team at Custom Complete Automotive in 2005. Eric has numerous certifications in various aspects of car repair and spent 10 years training the next generation of auto technicians at a local high school Auto Shop classroom.

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