Everyone knows the importance of regular trailer and truck main
tenance such as oil changes and rotating tires, but what about transmission maintenance and why is the transmission so important? The transmission is a major part of your vehicle. It is made up of hundreds of complex components that enable your vehicle to move. The transmission fluid also serves a multitude of purposes. It cools, lubricates, transmits force, transmits pressure, inhibits varnish build-up and protects the transmission. Transmission service helps keep the transmission fluid clean and the transmission running smoothly.
Harsh driving conditions can devastate the life of the transmission fluid, which can then lead to transmission failure. Old and dirty transmission fluid can lead to the need for an entirely new transmission. Regular transmission maintenance services can help to prevent transmission failures and keep your transmission in Road Ready condition.
A truck’s transmission adapts the output mechanical power from the engine to drive the wheels. The main purpose is to reduce the number of revolutions made by the crankshaft by use of interlocking gears. The common types of transmissions include manual transmission, automatic transmission, semi-automatic transmission, direct shift gearbox (DSG), TipTronic gearbox, and continuous variable transmission (CVT).
With time, a truck’s transmission wears out and starts developing problems. Transmission problems are known to cause mechanical breakdowns. When this happens, you need to have the transmission repaired, rebuilt, or replaced. For everything from transmission rebuilding to transmission repair and transmission replacement, contact Status Truck & Trailer Repair.
To help familiarize you with the types of difficulties that may arise with the transmission, we have listed a few of the common malfunctions that can occur.
Loss of power upon acceleration
Transmission is unable to go into gear
Hard or late shifting of gears
Chatter or grinding noise in the transmission
Truck is unable to move