Automatic transmissions, like those on the Jeep Compass, can be costly to repair or replace. Sometimes, it is impossible to avoid such a situation, especially when you have an older vehicle. However, there are ways you can increase the lifespan of your current system.
- Use the correct transmission fluid
You can find out what type of transmission fluid is recommended for your vehicle in the owner's manual. If you're still not able to get any information, you can come to our service centre to have your system inspected by a professional.
- Check the fluid level regularly
Make sure your engine is on and idling prior to measurement. Pull out the dipstick (usually labelled Ãƒ¢Ã¢â€š¬Ã‹Å“ATF') and wipe it with a cloth before putting it back in to check the level. If it is low, it might mean you have a leak and need to take your vehicle to a service centre.
- Flush your transmission regularly
If your fluid starts to get dark and has a rotten smell, it needs to be flushed. You don't need to wait for this sign, though. You can have a professional inspect and clean your transmission at least once a year for optimal performance.
If you want a skilled technician to inspect your transmission, contact our St. Paul, AB service centre today to schedule an appointment.