When you position yourself behind the steering wheel, start the car, shift the gear lever into “D” and press down on the accelerator pedal, you expect your car to move forward. If this is not happening, chances are it’s a little late for preventative maintenance on your transmission.

The technicians at Stinson Automotive Inc. take the maintenance of automatic transmissions very seriously. They know that regularly replacing the filter and fluid will ensure your transmission is cooperative when you ask it to propel your car forward, or to move it backward. And it won’t wake your neighbours in the process. With our tender loving care, your transmission will operate smoothly and quietly.

Here are some good tips to extend your transmission’s life:

• Don’t shift from Drive or Reverse to Park while the car is moving. Always bring it to a complete stop, and then shift.

• Check your fluid regularly. If you notice darkening in colour or if you see black specs in it, call us at (905) 625-0740. Let’s check things out right away, before there’s a bigger problem.

• If you tow anything with your car, pay careful attention to the gears you’re using.

Generally, you will want to avoid Overdrive. Adding a transmission fluid cooler to maintain the correct temperature may also be advisable.

Call us today to book your appointment and together we’ll make sure your transmission continues to drive you forward.