Top class European cars such as Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and BMW are designed to optimize both performance and comfort. As the old saying goes, ‘prevention is better than cure’; it is critical to follow proper maintenance tips to prevent problems.

The engine and transmission are some of the most essential components in the European made car. In the following, we highlight a few transmission maintenance tips so that you can get the most out of your Mercedes-Benz or Audi.

Transmission Pan Gasket

The transmission pan gasket will wear out and crack over time. If not replaced in time, it will cause transmission fluid leaks and cause mechanical problems and your BMW is not going to shift correctly.

If your transmission pan gasket is high-quality and reusable, you can give it a bit of TLC and put it back. Otherwise, replacing it is inexpensive and will save you a whole lot of problems.

Transmission Filter

Clogged filters are a recipe for disaster as they cause undue stress on the transmission. Most people will overlook the transmission filter, but you should replace it if necessary when the transmission pan is off.

Clean the Transmission

Issues such as the build-up of dirt, grime, and fluid inside the transmission can cause problems and make the drive uncomfortable. Remember to have dirt and sludge removed whenever you have transmission maintenance. The cleaning should include transmission case, transmission pan, and sealing surface.

Transmission Fluid

Similar to the engine oil, you should replace the transmission fluid regularly for efficiency and durability. Over time, the fluid becomes dirty, and the debris inside increases the friction that wears out the transmission.

If you want specialized transmission maintenance, A1 Performance Auto Repair European Specialists are always more than ready to give a hand. Our experts have hands-on experience in the service of European cars, and we use factory grade tools for the best results.

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