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If you are starting to notice transmission problems, you may be fearful of thinking about possible transmission repair. What causes the transmission to go bad, you wonder? The transmission unit is constantly exposed to the heat of the engine and the stress of the road. So if you want your vehicle to continue to run smoothly and efficiently, make sure that all the various components are properly lubricated and in good working condition.

Many vehicle owners would like to keep their vehicles for as long as possible. This means that it is crucial that you follow the transmission service intervals recommended in your service manual (i.e., between every 60,000 to 100,000 miles). Even if your budget is tight, taking care of your transmission upfront is cheaper than a transmission repair!

So what causes the transmission to go bad? Here are the most common causes of transmission failure:

  • Low Fluid – Low fluid level reduces the hydraulic pressure necessary to properly shift and operate the automatic transmission gear sets, which can cause the gears to slip or shift erratically.
  • Dirty Filter – A dirty and/or clogged transmission filter can stop the normal flow of fluid, causing slipping of gears.
  • Worn or Damaged Bands – Worn or damaged transmission bands can allow slack to develop around the transmission gears, allowing the gears to slip out of place. However, bands that are too tight can cause excessive wear and breakage.
  • Faulty Torque Converter – A faulty torque converter prohibits automatic transmission fluid pressurization, allowing gears to slip out of place or operate erratically.

Wondering what causes the transmission to go bad? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about transmission repair and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Wondering what causes the transmission to go bad? Prevent costly transmission repair by keeping up with regular transmission service.

If you are starting to notice transmission problems, you may be fearful of thinking about possible transmission repair. What causes the transmission to go bad, you wonder? The transmission unit is constantly exposed to the heat of the engine and the stress of the road. So if you want your vehicle to continue to run smoothly and efficiently, make sure that all the various components are properly lubricated and in good working condition.

Many vehicle owners would like to keep their vehicles for as long as possible. This means that it is crucial that you follow the transmission service intervals recommended in your service manual (i.e., between every 60,000 to 100,000 miles). Even if your budget is tight, taking care of your transmission upfront is cheaper than a transmission repair!

So what causes the transmission to go bad? Here are the most common causes of transmission failure:

  • Low Fluid – Low fluid level reduces the hydraulic pressure necessary to properly shift and operate the automatic transmission gear sets, which can cause the gears to slip or shift erratically.
  • Dirty Filter – A dirty and/or clogged transmission filter can stop the normal flow of fluid, causing slipping of gears.
  • Worn or Damaged Bands – Worn or damaged transmission bands can allow slack to develop around the transmission gears, allowing the gears to slip out of place. However, bands that are too tight can cause excessive wear and breakage.
  • Faulty Torque Converter – A faulty torque converter prohibits automatic transmission fluid pressurization, allowing gears to slip out of place or operate erratically.

Wondering what causes the transmission to go bad? Contact our ASE Certified Technicians at Clausen Automotive, The Hybrid Shop, for more information about transmission repair and to schedule an appointment. Since 1975, our family-owned auto shop has proudly served vehicle owners in Madison, WI, and the surrounding communities.

Steve Clausen
Clausen AutomotiveAuto Repair Shop in Madison, WI

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2118 S. Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53716608-221-8321Service@ClausenAutomotive.com
Mon:7:00am - 5:30pm
Tue:7:00am - 5:30pm
Wed:7:00am - 5:30pm
Thu:7:00am - 5:30pm
Fri:7:00am - 5:30pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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