Does your transmission need to warm up?
Many of us believe in warming up our cars. But is doing so necessary, or even a good idea? Alvie's Transmission in Jacksonville, FL has the answers.
In short, warming up modern cars is unnecessary. After about 30 seconds, your car, truck, or SUV is as ready as it’ll ever be to start the day.
As it pertains to your transmission, the same is still true. It is a good idea to give your transmission a short window of time to make sure everything is pressurized, circulating, and lubricated, but it doesn’t take more than a matter of seconds for this to occur.
If your transmission slips when you put it into gear before warming up the engine, you may think otherwise. While it’s true that warming up the transmission longer will help in this instance, the fact of the matter is your vehicle is slipping because other issues are starting to arise. It could be a simple solution like low fluid, or your transmission may be on the way out. Either way, if your transmission requires a warm up period before performing correctly, you should have it checked out as soon as possible. If everything is working as it should, a long warm up period won’t be necessary.
No matter your transmission repair or maintenance needs, our technicians have you covered. For the best transmission service shop in Jacksonville, FL, call or stop by Alvie's Transmission today.
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