Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is a great way to save money. Here are some tips and indications for spotting problems before they get worse:

  • Watch for leaks or stains under your car. If there is a persistent red oil leak that you are certain is coming from your car, you need to have a Select technician check to see if it is coming from your automatic transmission or your power steering system.
  • Check the transmission fluid for color and odor. Most manufacturers require you to check automatic transmission fluid levels when the vehicle is running and on level ground. Automatic transmission fluid is red oil that is transparent. If the fluid looks cloudy or has a burned odor, you should have the fluid replaced.
  • Be sensitive to noises, vibrations and shift behavior. If shift points are erratic or you hear noises when shifting, you should have your automatic transmission checked out immediately.