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Transmission Service at Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission in Hanover Park

Let's talk about transmission service. It can be easy for Hanover Park drivers to forget about getting their transmission serviced because it doesn't need it very often. It's easier for IL car owners to remember to change the engine oil - you know, every 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But proper transmission servicing keeps your pickup running smoothly and helps us motorists avoid costly repairs down the road. The transmission undergoes a lot of stress. The grit Hanover Park car owners see in used transmission fluid is actually bits of metal that wear off the gears in the transmission. In addition to that, the transmission operates at very high temperatures. Usually it's 100 to 150 degrees higher than engine temperatures. Those high temperatures eventually cause the transmission fluid to start to break down and lose efficiency. As the fluid gets older, it gets gritty and doesn't lubricate and cool the pickup transmission as well - leading to even more wear. The fluid can ... read more

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Smooth Shifting in Hanover Park IL: Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the IL weekend. You're going to take some of your Hanover Park, IL friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is something even more important than the cleanliness of the interior: you want to make sure that your pickup maintenance is up to date. Think about it - heavy highway traffic on the way out of Hanover Park. There's hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads - and it's going to be pretty hot in Hanover Park this weekend. And all the time you'll be towing around several thousand extra pounds. That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and transmission. Let's just consider the transmission. It's going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal. A fun lit ... read more

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A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Hanover Park

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Hanover Park drivers remember to get our oil changed. But Kamphaus AutoCare and Emission services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is a key part of car care for Hanover Park car owners. A poorly maintained transmission will lessen fuel efficiency and lead to pricey repairs. The transmission transfers power from the engine to the drive wheels. When it's clean and well – lubricated, it gives maximum fuel efficiency. But when it gets dirty or worn down, your MPG will suffer. Your transmission relies on transmission fluid to keep everything running well. Transmission fluid has two jobs: to cool and lubricate the transmission. The transmission operates at high temperatures. It can get 100-150°F degrees hotter inside your transmission than inside your engine. Transmission fluid transfers some of the heat away f ... read more

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