If you’re looking for a car dealership near Schenectady, NY where you can learn how to care for your transmission, your search is over now that you’ve found Fogg’s Automotive. We’ll do more than tell you how to tend to your transmission. We’ll even do the hard work for you!

One of the things you’ll need to do to show your transmission some TLC is change its fluid whenever it’s necessary to do so. In general, manual transmissions require a fluid change every 30,000 – 60,000 miles, or every 15,000 miles if the vehicle is engaged in heavy-duty work often. If they ever need a fluid change, automatic transmissions will typically need new fluid every 60,000 – 100,000 miles. To learn when your vehicle will need fresh transmission fluid, consult your owner’s manual or contact Fogg’s Automotive.

Letting your car warm up before you start driving is another thing you can do to help your transmission last. Whether it’s warm or freezing outside, let your vehicle idle for a few minutes before you pull out.

Checking your fluid level regularly is yet another thing you can do. Your automobile needs a certain amount of transmission fluid to operate at an optimal level. Check the dipstick in the fluid’s reservoir to make sure your transmission has enough fluid and that the fluid is in good condition. If you’re low on fluid, top it off by pouring some into the reservoir slowly. Pour just enough for the fluid to reach the full line on the dipstick.

If your transmission or any other component on your car needs service, bring your vehicle into our Glenville, NY car service center today.