Come to Us Professional Transmission Service in Stittsville
When you position yourself behind the steering wheel, turn the ignition key, shift the gear lever into D and press down on the accelerator pedal, you expect your car to move forward. If this is not happening, chances are it’s a little late for preventative maintenance on your transmission.
They know that regularly adjusting the bands and replacing the filter and fluid will ensure your transmission is cooperative when you ask it to propel your car forward or to move it backwards. And it won’t wake your neighbours in the process. With our tender loving care, your transmission will operate smoothly, and quietly, too.
You yourself can help to keep your transmission happy. Here are some good driving tips to extend its life:
- Don’t shift from Drive or Reverse to Park while the car is moving. Always bring it to a stop, and then shift.
- Check your fluid regularly. If you notice darkening in colour or if you see black specs in it, call us at 613-836-6136. Let’s check things out right away before there’s a big problem.
- If you tow anything with your car, pay careful attention to the gears you’re using. Generally, you will want to avoid Overdrive. Adding a transmission fluid cooler to maintain the correct temperature may also be advisable.
Checking your brake system regularly will often save you in the long run. Replacing worn pads before they damage the disks or drums is a modest cost. If you wait until your car is sounding like a streetcar, you will likely have more extensive repairs and a higher cost.
If any work is necessary, we will give you a choice of parts. A better grade of materials (pads for example) may be one of the best bargains around. They will last longer and perform better than standard grades. You are in control, both here at Stittsville Automotive Service and on the road when the need arises.