How to prevent your automatic transmission overheating

How to prevent your automatic transmission overheating

 4 easy tips 

  • Replace the transmission fluid and filter in good time. Change the automatic transmission fluid and consumables according to your manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule.
  • Only use the fluid recommended by the car manufacturer.
  • Visually inspect the automatic gearbox every two months. This will help to detect leaks on time and keep the fluid pressure at the right level.
  • Clean the heat exchanger regularly. Have it cleaned at a garage every time you change the automatic transmission fluid.

What happens if your transmission overheats?
  1. Fluid oxidation.

    Oxidised transmission fluid can no longer provide the proper level of lubrication, anti-wear, anti-seize and antioxidant properties, and so can’t protect your car’s parts from wear.


  2. Carbon deposits on the car parts.

    High temperatures cause carbon deposits to form, which disrupt the operation of valves and solenoids, and clog fluid channels.


  3. Fluid leakage.

    Rubber elements of the transmission harden at high temperatures. Leaky internal connections can lead to failure of the pump, decreased fluid pressure in the system and faulty operation of the whole unit.


  4. Deformed valve body.

    A deformed valve body cannot be repaired and has to be replaced.

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