Nestled along the New York/Pennsylvania border near the scenic Finger Lakes and the beautiful Endless Mountains regions sits Waverly, NY. Whether you want to admire the local art at the Crooked River Co-op, eat a slice at Pudgie's Pizza, or grab a snack at the Jolly Farmer, you need a reliable car to get around.

One way to ensure you get safely from Point A to Point B is by staying current with your vehicle's transmission service. We at Maguire Family of Dealerships can help you extend the life of your car, so you can continue to explore Waverly for miles to come!

What Does Transmission Fluid Do?

Transmission fluid enables your car to change gears, keeps the transmission system cool, and ensures proper lubrication between all the moving parts. It transfers power from the engine to the wheels, which makes them spin. Like all fluid in your car, transmission fluid eventually deteriorates.

Hard driving conditions-such as traveling in stop-and-go traffic and towing heavy loads-can speed up this process. Driving under severe conditions increases the transmission fluid's temperature, which then accelerates wear. If your vehicle is operating under these conditions, it's a good idea to check the transmission fluid periodically or to ask your service technician to do so.

Most transmission fluid is red, making it easy to identify from other types of fluid. If the transmission fluid has a burned odor to it or appears darker, it may be time to flush and replace your car's transmission fluid. Alternatively, it may be a symptom of an underlying mechanical issue.

Transmission Service Intervals Waverly NY

One of the best ways to extend the life of your car is by keeping up with its routine maintenance schedule, including transmission fluid flushes. In the owner's manual, you will find the manufacturer's recommended transmission service intervals.

However, in general, it is recommended to flush the automatic transmission fluid about every 100,000 miles. Be sure to check the owner's manual to view the correct maintenance schedule for your vehicle make and model.

Signs You Should Schedule Transmission Repair

In addition to keeping up with the transmission service intervals and the fluid level checks, there are a few signs to watch out for that may indicate your vehicle needs transmission repairs near Waverly, NY. 

The following signs could indicate low transmission fluid levels:

  • Burning odor when shifting
  • Delayed or erratic gear-shifting
  • Transmission fluid leak under your car

Along with these, if you notice unusual sounds, such as grinding or squealing, it's important to schedule an appointment. The service technician can then diagnose and fix whatever may be going on.

By tending to your vehicle quickly, you can avoid or mitigate any further damage.

Transmission Care Tips

There are a few other things you can do to care for your car's transmission system while navigating around Waverly, NY.

It helps to avoid riding the brakes since keeping your foot on the brake pedal requires the transmission to work harder than necessary. On top of this, you can give the transmission a break by using the emergency brake when parking on a hill. Since the engine and transmission work together, bringing your car in for regular engine tune-ups will further help your transmission continue performing at its best.

Schedule Transmission Repair near Waverly NY Today

Now that you know a bit more about transmission repairs, it's time to book your next service appointment near Waverly, NY.

To do just that, contact us at Maguire Family of Dealerships!


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Maguire Family of Dealerships

154 Cecil Malone Drive
Directions Ithaca, NY 14850

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