How to Protect Your Transmission During the Winter

Winter weather can make it hard to combat difficulties with your transmission.

There are a few steps you can take to protect it. If you look after the transmission, there is less of a chance you will have to make a costly repair or replace it completely.

Warmth

Obviously, the freezing cold that comes with winter is the reason for problems to appear over time, so you need to keep your car as warm as possible. Store your car in a warm place such as a garage. Also, once you have started your car up, let it sit and warm up before putting it into drive but don’t let it idle too long. If your car sits for long periods of time without driving it, make sure to start it up and let it sit for a few minutes every few days.

Transmission Fluid

Some other ways to protect your transmission from failing is to choose the right transmission fluid that is added to your car. The best fluid is synthetic fluid if it can be used with your particular car. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for this and make sure the transmission fluid does not get too low.

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