MAZDA Parts 101: Transmission
Your new Mazda vehicle from Medlin Mazda is composed of so many moving parts. Understanding your various Mazda parts and how they are supposed to function can help you keep a watchful eye on your vehicle and ensure it’s working as it should.
What Does a Transmission Do?
Your vehicle’s transmission is responsible for moving the power from your engine to your wheels. It ensures that your gear ratio between your wheels and engine seamlessly adjusts as you accelerate or slow down. In short, your transmission helps ensure your wheels spin at the right rate. It is typically composed of five to six gear shifts and gear trains.
Does it Need Service?
While we know your engine needs regular oil changes, what about your transmission? Yes, your transmission requires routine maintenance too. On average, it’s recommended that you get transmission service every 30,000 miles, although it can differ for every vehicle. There are multiple components to transmission service to ensure yours stays working like new.
- Drain the transmission fluid and replace with new fluid
- Remove the transmission pan and clean it
- Replace or clean the transmission filter
How Do You Know if Yours Isn’t Working Properly?
Even with routine maintenance, your transmission can develop issues. Make sure to watch for these warning signs that signal it’s time to bring your vehicle in for transmission repair or even a replacement.
- Grinding, squealing, or whining noises
- Difficult or delayed shifting
- Loud noises when shifting
- Transmission fluid leak
Is your vehicle overdue for transmission service? Are you noticing any of these warning signs in your vehicle? The trained and certified technicians at our Mazda dealership in Wilson, NC are ready and waiting to take care of your vehicle. Come see us today!