You or someone you know has probably needed to have their transmission replaced at one time or another. Just as it's a good idea to change the oil on your vehicle, it's also smart to have maintenance performed on your transmission by your local auto mechanic. Here's how paying for transmission maintenance can save you money, especially over the long haul.

Maintenance Extends the Life of Your Transmission

Transmission maintenance is going to keep your transmission running better for a longer period of time. This is because the maintenance will prevent seals and gaskets from becoming rigid. When these parts become distorted—a result of their hardening—they can end the life of your transmission. By keeping your transmission and car running, you're getting the most out of the car you've already paid for and that's a great way to save money.

Repairing Costs Less Than Replacing

By having your transmission maintained, your auto mechanic will be able to detect if anything is already worn or malfunctioning. When these often-minor problems are detected, major problems are avoided. So you may be paying $50 for a repair rather than $2,000 for a replacement.

Regular Maintenance is Simple

Maintaining your transmission may cost less than you think. For example, regularly checking and replacing transmission fluid is a basic and economical way of keeping your transmission in good shape because it keeps the system cooler. This is especially important in areas where your car is working double-time (like the steep hills of California). For those who put stress on their vehicle, an auto inspection is particularly important. At Skip's Tire and Auto Centers, we perform auto inspections to make sure your transmission gets what it needs before it's too late. If you want to learn more about our auto mechanics or our business, please visit our website or stop by one of our locations. - See more at: