Manual Transmission Troubleshooting Tips

How Can You Keep Your Manual Transmission in Top Working Order?

Manual Transmission Maintenance Tips

While many vehicles and drivers have moved away from manual transmissions, there are still many drivers who prefer a manual transmission vehicle for the control and performance a manual transmission offers them. Automatic transmissions are usually easier to maintain than manual transmissions, so it’s important for drivers who have manual transmission vehicles to work closely with their preferred transmission repair shop to set up and stick to a maintenance schedule. If you live in the Cedar Park, TX area, consider bringing your manual transmission to Dave’s Ultimate Automotive to work with their team of transmission repair experts on setting up a manual transmission maintenance schedule.

Manual Transmission Problems to Look For

Many manual transmission problems begin with the clutch. For example, if you’re noticing trouble shifting gears, you may be experiencing a slipping clutch. Slipping clutch issues may require a clutch replacement if not caught early. A regular inspection with a transmission repair expert can mitigate the issue and head off a catastrophic clutch failure that leaves you stranded on the side of the road. A sticky gear shift is another problem manual transmission vehicles can experience. Damage or faults in the internal parts of the clutch can lead to a sticky gear shift. If your gear shift is sticking, speak with a transmission repair expert as soon as possible to avoid more serious problems. Unlike automatic transmissions, manual transmissions need more frequent transmission fluid flushes and refills. If you notice a puddle of reddish fluid under your vehicle, you may have a transmission fluid leak that can lead to transmission failure when the friction between the moving parts of the transmission builds up too much. Generally, your manual transmission fluid should be changed every 45,000 miles or so.

Bring Us Your Manual Transmission Vehicles

At Dave’s Ultimate Automotive in Cedar Park, TX, we are ready to help you with all your transmission repair needs. If you drive a manual transmission vehicle, our team can help you set up a maintenance schedule to ensure your transmission is running at its best. Give us a call today to make an appointment for our team to inspect and diagnose any problems you’re experiencing with your manual transmission or to speak with our customer service advisors about setting up and sticking to a maintenance schedule for your manual transmission.

Written by Dave's Ultimate Automotive