What Causes Transmission Failure?
At Camarillo Independent in Camarillo, our priority is keeping your transmission shifting smooth and running strong for years to come. While proper maintenance, driving habits, and a myriad of other conditions affect the life and reliability of a transmission, there are also ways to increase the overall efficiency of your unit, even above stock performance.
A major cause of transmission failure is a condition you may not consider immediately; heat. Transmissions, just like engines, can overheat, causing damage or failure even in the best of transmissions. While some cars have transmission temperature gauges, most do not, making it much harder to monitor than engine temperature. In addition, an engine that overheats will also cause a transmission to overheat, as most transmission lines run through the same radiator to cool the fluid as the engine coolant.
Transmission coolers are designed to correct this issue. A cooler is a simple device – it simply increases the surface area of the cooling point, dramatically reducing the heat your transmission produces. This not only decreases the chance of your transmission overheating but allows the transmission to operate more efficiently and last longer.
Our technicians have the resources and ability to both orders a top-quality transmission cooler for you, and professionally install it on your car, truck, or SUV. If you think your vehicle could benefit from a transmission cooler, get in touch with us at any time. For all your maintenance and repair needs, we’ve got you covered. Call or stop by Camarillo Independent today, the best auto service shop in Camarillo.