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The The Muffler Doctor Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of KANSAS CITY drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in KANSAS CITY. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills, stuff like that. Think of your legs as the engine – there's an ideal speed you can pedal and you change gears to leverage the work you're doing.Lower gears for power on hills or for starting out. Higher gears for more speed. That's what the automatic transmission does – it automatically starts in lower gears and shifts up to higher gears to go faster on MO roads. And it automatically shifts back down to climb KANSAS CITY hills, pass or start up again.Vehicle automatic transmissions have certainly gotten more sophisticated in recent years. They have more speeds than before: the base is four speeds, five is very common. At The Muffler ... read more

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A Cool and Smooth Transmission in KANSAS CITY

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us KANSAS CITY drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission will fail and lead to 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 transmission will suffer. Your transmission relies on transmission fluid to keep everything running well.This is why the transmission fluid must be changed periodically. Your owner's manual will give you a recommended time schedule for this service. Or, you can ask your friendly and knowledgeable The Muffler Doctor service advisor. Generally, the interval is around 35,000 miles (55,000 km) or every two years. But the interval for your vehicle m ... read more

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