Here are a few things you can do to help reduce heat, and keep your transmission working longer.
- Avoid “Jackrabbit” starts, hard accelerating creates a lot of friction and heat in the transmission. Take it easy on the gas pedal and your transmission will last longer.
- Help your transmission shift, most of the friction and wear in the transmission takes place during the shifting. Get to know when your transmission normally shifts. Then, just before the shift, back off on the gas a little bit. That will reduce the load on the interior transmission components and eliminate much of the friction during the shift.
- Keep your cooling system in good order, many car radiators also provide cooling for your transmission. Heat damage will take place in the transmission long before the engine overheats. So regular cooling system service can help your transmission run cooler and last longer.
- Add an external transmission cooler, if you frequently travel in extremely high temperatures or carry a lot of weight in your car, an auxiliary transmission cooler is a great way to reduce heat and add years to your transmission’s life.