Eclipse Pro Auto Transmissions has been a long-standing workshop in the automotive industry, with its founder having more than 50 years of experience working with cars.
What are some of the common issues faced as far as a car’s gearbox is concerned? Clutch slippage, jerkiness, non-smooth gear changes or even missed gear changes. These all compromise your ability to drive. In especially adverse situations, the driver may not even be able to engage a driving gear, which means that the car is stranded.
Problems tend to creep in as cars rack up the mileage. This is, of course, to be expected, with the inevitable wear and tear that the car’s gearbox goes through.
To minimise potential problems, it is highly recommended to change the automatic transmission fluid (ATF in short) and the transmission filter on a regular schedule, ranging from 30,000km to 50,000km depending on the car’s usage.
When more serious problems occur, the policy at Eclipse is always to try to repair or overhaul the gearbox rather than just swapping in another one. By replacing worn parts with new ones, this helps to keep costs down for customers. Also, as more serious problems tend to occur later in a car’s 10-year life cycle, swapping in a brand new gearbox may not make much financial sense, especially if the car has just a couple of years left.
Changing your car’s ATF on a regular schedule is key in minimising potential problems