The automatic transmission system in a modern car can have up to eight speeds, making it a very sophisticated piece of machinery. While transmissions are designed to last a long time, they do require regular maintenance to operate smoothly.
Transmission fluid is vital to a smooth transmission. Because it cools and lubricates the transmission components, it’s crucial that you always have enough transmission fluid. When there isn’t enough fluid, the transmission will run hotter and may wear out sooner. Transmission fluid also provides the pressure needed to transfer the power from the engine to the transmission - not enough fluid and your transmission won’t shift properly.
If your transmission isn’t shifting as smoothly as it should, let your Service Advisor take a look at it. Regular maintenance and taking care of small leaks will help your transmission lasts as long as possible.