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When it comes to your car, few parts are more important than your transmission. Responsible for the driveability of your car, the transmission is the nerve center of your drivetrain. It is an essential component for proper automotive function. When transmission repair or replacement becomes necessary, it can be quite costly and time-consuming to fix. That’s why, in order to keep your car running in peak condition, it’s important to know the steps to take for preventative transmission maintenance. Mike’s Transmission in San Jose, CA has the answers and can help you keep your car running in tip-top shape. Here are some things to consider when taking your car for preventative transmission maintenance visits at your auto  shop.

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Preventative Transmission Maintenance

Transmission Flush

If your car has an automatic transmission, it is important to take it in for a transmission flush at regular intervals. Your service technician will flush out all the existing transmission fluid and replace it with fresh fluid. Thus maximizing its performance and allowing the hydraulics in your transmission to function properly. Though opinions differ on how often the transmission should be flushed (most manufacturers say every 100,000 miles is sufficient, while many auto technicians and car experts believe it should be closer to every 50,000 miles), one thing everybody can agree on is that transmission flushes should be performed to keep your transmission running smoothly.

Clutch Pedal Adjustment-

Your manual transmission needs regular adjustments to the clutch pedal in order to ensure that the clutch cables don’t wear out from everyday use. Routine clutch pedal adjustments can extend the life of your clutch, helping you avoid costly manual transmission repairs.

Early Detection of Problems-

Bringing your car in for preventative transmission maintenance can head off the possibility of severe problems down the road. Your technician is able to spot potential issues with you transmission before they become a major problem. Additionally, the necessary repair is likely to be not only less complicated and time-consuming, but far less expensive.

Let Mike’s Transmission handle your preventative transmission maintenance. We are San Jose’s trusted name in transmission service and repair, with nearly 30 years of experience under our belts. Our certified transmission repair experts will service your transmission and get you back on the road in as little time as possible. Call 408-629-4205 today to schedule your preventative transmission maintenance appointment.


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