Smooth Shifting: Transmission Service for Tow Vehicles at Dave's Tire CityJul 21st, 2017
Let's suppose you're going to take some friends out on the boat for some water skiing at your favorite Barboursville area lake. Of course, you get the boat ready, but what about your tow vehicle?
Think about it – heavy OH traffic, hilly terrain. Maybe some dirt roads – and it's going to be pretty hot. And all the time you'll be towing around several thousand extra pounds/kilograms. That all adds up to a lot of severe strain on your transmission. It's going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal.
It's important for Chesapeake drivers to have enough transmission fluid. If it runs low, the transmission will run hotter and won't have the protection it needs to cope with the added stress of towing. Transmission fluid breaks down and gets dirty over time. Whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, you need to have it serviced on schedule to make sure it runs efficiently.
Neglect your transmission for too long, and it can fail. You really don't want to pay for a major transmission repair.
Before you leave, take your vehicle in to Dave's Tire City in Chesapeake for a trip inspection. Your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Dave's Tire City will check your fluids, belts and hoses and let you know if your brakes are in good shape. Now, don't forget the sunscreen.
Give us a call.
Dave's Tire City
121 Third Ave
Chesapeake, OH 45619
At Dave's Tire City we install quality NAPA replacement parts.