Nashville, TN, December 11, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- For over 30 years, Harold Grisham and his team at Nashville Transmission Repair (http://www.transmissionrepairnashvilletn.com) have helped Nashville residents keep their transmissions in top shape. Now, he is helping them understand how to keep their vehicles functioning problem-free, longer.
Earlier today, Grisham released a report detailing the steps necessary to properly maintain auto transmission; a move he said will help Tennessee residents save money on auto repair.
“This purpose of all this is to help our customers understand their transmission, what to do to keep it properly maintained and what not to do,” Grisham said in his office in Nashville earlier today.
The Tennessee auto repair expert said the simplest and most effective thing customers can do to ensure their transmission works uninterrupted is to change their transmission fluids regularly.
“This is so easy and it is not very expensive yet, that is one of the best things any vehicle owner or driver can do to extend the life of their transmission. However, you will be amazed how many people out there neglect to di this. They just drive their car without thinking about their transmission fluid until something goes wrong,” Grisham said.
He also said vehicle owners should pay attention to their cars and listen for any unusual noises coming from the transmission.
“That is one easy way to know when something is going wrong with your transmission. Get to know the feel and sound of your vehicle, and monitor it for performance issues. Strange noises like humming, ringing, whining or clunking should be checked out by an auto or transmission repair shop. Be on the lookout for problems with shifting gears, a clunking sound when shifting gears or a feeling like the transmission is slipping when you increase speed,” Grisham added.
He advised vehicle owners to keep their transmission cool by monitoring coolant levels and adding more fluid when necessary.
“Add fluid when necessary. Avoid towing or carrying heavy loads, especially in hot weather. If you regularly carry heavy loads in your vehicle or do a lot of stop and go driving, consider installing a transmission cooler. Check with a Nashville transmission maintenance shop at 615-226-2789 for pricing and installation services should you need to install a transmission cooler,” Grisham said.
Grisham also said drivers should warm their cars longer to give fluid time to fully circulate and lubricate all areas of the transmission.
“Automatic transmission fluid gets sludgy and begins to solidify in extreme cold temperatures and doesn’t provide necessary lubrication to the transmission. Giving it a few minutes to fully circulate allows full lubrication before you begin driving,” Grisham added.
Grisham’s Transmission Center is available to answer all customers’ questions at 615-226-2789 or through the website at http://www.transmissionrepairnashvilletn.com.