A car transmission transfers power coming from the engine to the drive wheels and it regulates the gears as the car speeds and slows down to make sure the RPMs stay below the red line. There are a lot of moving parts in a transmission that work together to make sure your car drives well. Transmission fluid is used to reduce friction and heat buildup when those parts are moving and interacting with each other. Excessive heat caused by friction will cause the internal parts of the transmission to wear out faster than normal and this will eventually lead to expensive repairs and the downtime of your vehicle. For Nissan owners in St. Joseph, Missouri, the place to go for transmission service is Rolling Hills Nissan.
There are two types of transmissions commonly used in Nissan cars: manual and automatic. Both types of transmissions need quality fluid to operate properly. In time, the fluid becomes contaminated and degrades and needs to be replaced to keep the transmission working well. For manual transmissions, the fluid should be replaced roughly every 30,000 to 60,000 miles. Automatic transmission fluid normally degrades and should be changed about every 30,000 miles, but this can vary widely and you should check your owner’s manual to find out when you should bring your Nissan in for servicing. You should also check your transmission fluid levels periodically to make sure you have enough in your Nissan. Low fluid levels can lead to:
Running your car when the transmission fluid is low will lead to the eventual destruction of many of the transmission parts and expensive repairs. However, checking the levels can be difficult, especially in manual transmissions. In some cases, you need the services of a mechanic who knows how to locate and check the fluid level on manual transmissions. For automatic transmission cars, there will be a dipstick in the engine compartment you will use to check the level.
Having services like this and tire replacement service performed by trained professionals is important. They can spot contaminates like metal shavings in the fluid that indicate the transmission might need additional servicing before it starts to break down. Rolling Hills Nissan has certified technicians capable of servicing both automatic and manual transmissions while you relax in our comfortable waiting room while the work is performed. We have refreshments and snacks for you to enjoy while you watch television on our HD TVs. We offer an early-bird drop-off and after hour pick up services. Rolling Hills serves Nissan car owners in St. Joseph and Savannah, MO, and Elwood, KS.