6 Tips to Gear Up for a Trouble-free Transmission



Simple process and adjustment to driving habit can help to prolong the lifespan of your


1. Monitor Transmission Fluid Level and Condition
Check the health state of your transmission fluid level and condition on regular basis so that you can drive your car with a peace of mind.
2. Follow up on Transmission Service
Transmission service should be carry out every 30,000 km or 1 years which every comes first. A typical transmission service involves full draining of ATF follow with a flushing to replace the fluid completely and remove the presence of debris or drop off from parts within the transmission system. Replacing the filter, pan gasket and clean the oil pan where necessary.
3. Install an External Transmission Air Cooler
Recognizing that excessive heat is the #1 cause of transmission fluid oxidation followed by catastrophic transmission failure, every effort should be made to keep the transmission cool at all times. The best way to protect your transmission against excessive heat is with auxiliary transmission air cooler.
4. Driving Habit : Shifting from Reverse to Drive
When Reserve, always come to a complete stop before shifting into Drive “D”. Shifting into Drive from Reverse before the vehicle comes to a complete stop can chip, crack or break gears and severely damage other transmission hard parts. Repair costs for these type damages are high because it involves transmission parts as well as labour to remove and reassembled from the vehicle.
5. Driving Habit : Avoid shifting to Neutral on a traffic light

Always leave the shifter lever in the Drive “D” position while pressing the brake at a traffic stop. If you place the shifter lever in Neutral “N”, you put more load on your transmission when accelerating away from a stop than you do when you leave the car in D at a stoplight. Don’t worry that you’re damaging or wearing out anything by leaving it in D.

6. Driving Habit : Engage Hand Brake When Parked
Always engage Hand Brake Before shifting the gear lever to ‘P’ position when parking your vehicle, especially when parking on an incline, Doing so places the weight of the vehicle on the brake instead of the transmission’s parking pawl.