Understanding Transmission Basics

In essential terms, a transmission is an element of an engine that provides what is known as a controlled application of power. More commonly, a transmission is known as a gearbox, a part of an engine that uses gears and gear trains to provide torque and speed conversions from a primary rotating power source.

A transmission depends upon specific fluid to function properly. Transmission fluid is designed to lubricate, cool, and clean internal components of the transmission itself. Transmission fluid also assists in maintaining an appropriate hydraulic pressure for the transmission to function correctly.

Transmission fluid needs to be changed with regularity, like oil and other fluids. The owner's manual of a vehicle typically includes a schedule for changing transmission fluid.

If you need transmission service or other types of maintenance, the pros at Lindsay Volvo Cars of Alexandria are ready to assist. Located in Alexandria, VA, we can schedule a service appointment at your convenience.

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