At Thompson Automotive, we understand how integral your transmission is to the performance of your vehicle. Every vehicle on the road has a transmission. Whether it be manual or automatic, the transmission assembly is responsible for transmitting power from the engine to the wheels which in turn propels your vehicle forward. And, as the speed of your vehicle increases, the gear ratios within the transmission need to change. This keeps your engine in its power band, at its optimal efficiency regardless of how fast you are traveling.
Transmission systems are incredibly complicated and involve the coordination of dozens of high-precision moving parts. In order for this sophisticated system to work, there needs to be adequate lubrication within the transmission casing. This lubrication is provided by specially formulated transmission fluid, which must be kept clean for ideal performance. The level of the fluid is also important to maintain operating temperature and to keep excess heat from building up with ongoing operation.