by: John Khoschcar
Your cars transmission serves many purposes for your vehicle. Aside from giving it the ability to maintain speeds and forward momentum, it also makes sure that you can stop, reverse, and idle properly.
Dirty transmission fluid and higher than normal transmission fluid temperatures along with filter restriction are the number one causes of transmission failures. This is why some manufacturers include a temperature warning light that appears on your dash when certain preset temperatures are exceeded. The towing of heavy loads with your vehicle add extra stress to your transmission. This is why it is suggested that before any such activity you see your mechanic and possibly have a transmission cooler installed to decrease the fluid temperatures.
Neglecting and not servicing the transmission filter can cause the fluid to circulate improperly or not circulate at all. When this happens, ...[more]