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A Closer Look at Transmission Overheating

You need to keep your transmission in San Jose cool for it to work properly, as overheating can take small problems and make them severe. There are a few clear symptoms of an overheating transmission, and you should be able to recognize them so you can look for help quickly. You should also understand what causes your transmission to overheat and take preventative measures to keep your engine cool. Take a look ahead to find out everything you need to know about an overheating transmission. transmission - heating

Symptoms

An overheating transmission can cause real problems, so catching this smaller one as soon as possible can be crucial when it comes to avoiding them. Additionally, overheating tends to be a common culprit for many transmission issues. There are a couple of ways you can tell if your transmission is overheating. When your transmission fluid gets low, you’re more vulnerable to overheating. If you smell burning, that could be the scent of your transmission fluid on fire. In this case, you’ll need to drain the fluid and replace it. You might also notice that your transmission is slipping and it has become difficult to keep your vehicle in gear. This isn’t always directly related to low transmission fluid levels, but in many cases it is.

Causes

Transmissions tend to take on a lot of stress. The more stress you put on your transmission, the more likely it is to overheat. The transmission is put to work when you’re in heavy stop-and-go traffic, and towing can put extra pressure on it as well. Even living in a warm climate can make your transmission more susceptible to overheating, so consider these factors when taking care of yours.

Prevention

Although there are plenty of reasons for your transmission to overheat, there are also plenty of ways to prevent this from happening. Firstly, you should maintain your car’s radiator. This will help to keep your transmission cool, but it needs some attention of its own. You should also check your transmission fluid on a regular basis, especially during the warmer weather, and change it whenever necessary.

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