People can easily get confused as fluid can often leak from the transmission and is thought to be oil coming from the engine. Airflow can cause oil to be blown into the transmission. If you are seeing a fluid that is red in colour, then it is most likely transmission fluid. Our technicians are on hand to provide a health check or transmission service for your car that will confirm what the problem is.
Warning Signs of a failing Transmission:
A delay in take-off
Shifting gears isn’t as smooth
Reverse gear is particularly stubborn
We highly recommend that you make getting a transmission flush or transmission oil changewhen when purchasing a new car.
Most drivers are aware that they need to change their oil on a regular basis, however the car’s transmission is often neglected for the lifetime of the vehicle.
As there is only a small amount of transmission oil, (between 8-15 litres) a leaking transmission can cause major damage very quickly.
If the transmission oil becomes too contaminated with metal filings and bits of pads, or if the oil has leaked out, it will overheat therefore not providing sufficient protection to the inner workings of the modern automatic transmissions.
Once this happens the transmission will cook from the inside out like a microwave!
Because there is no warning light for transmission faults, our service will provide the check you need to tell you how much life is left in the transmission oil.
How we can help?
Here at Auto Super Shoppes our technicians only use premium, high-grade, fully synthetic transmission fluid.
We advise that the best time to book your car in for a transmission flush and fluid change is every 60,000Kms. If you use your vehicle to tow or haul heavy loads often then the service should be carried out more often as this can cause early transmission failure.