Smooth Shifting: Transmission Service for Tow Vehicles at Thurstons GarageSep 10th, 2016
Let's suppose you're going to take some friends out on the boat for some water skiing at your favorite Chatham area lake. Of course, you get the boat ready, but what about your tow vehicle?
Think about it – heavy ME 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 Lovell 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 Thurstons Garage in Lovell for a trip inspection. Your friendly and knowledgeable pros at Thurstons Garage 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.
951 Main Street
Lovell, ME 04051
At Thurstons Garage we install quality NAPA replacement parts.