All Wheel Drive Transmission
Keeping This Complex System Simple
When we’re looking for a new vehicle, the option of all-wheel drive (AWD) is brought up to many of us during the buying process. These vehicles provide a multitude of benefits and are valuable in areas with harsh winters, as the improved grip allows drivers to navigate treacherous conditions such as ice and snow. But because of the expansion from two to four wheels, this makes the transmission system much more complex, which can lead to more breakdowns. That’s where Capitol Transmission in Hartford, Connecticut can help. Our ASE Certified technicians utilize state-of-the-art resources and their specialization in transmission systems to handle any problem your AWD vehicle may encounter with precision and care. Give us a call and see how we can help your AWD vehicle!
Does Your AWD Vehicle Need Service?
Although all transmission systems need constant upkeep to maintain their high level of performance, vehicles with AWD transmission systems require a little more maintenance. This is due to the additional parts added into the system to make AWD possible and the driving conditions these vehicles typically face. During use, it’s important that drivers pay attention to accelerated signs of wear-and-tear and act promptly, or risk the vehicle suffering from additional problems. Before your next drive, keep these maintenance tips in mind!
Depending on how you use your AWD vehicle, you may need to change the oil and transmission fluid a lot sooner than you’d typically expect. Make sure that you take the time to inspect each fluid once or twice every month to determine when is right for your vehicle. When looking at the motor oil, make sure that the oil isn’t too dark and gritty. As for the transmission fluid, you want to make sure that it maintains its pinkish appearance and tart smell. If it looks dark and smells burnt, the fluid will need to be changed.
Check The Tires
One of the biggest benefits that come with an AWD vehicle is the added control on the road, regardless of the conditions. But even these vehicles need quality tires equipped in order to truly experience all of its benefits. Before your next drive, make sure you inspect the tread on each of your tires. If you notice that the tread looks thin or if the tire is bald, make sure that you replace that tire. Even with AWD, a bald tire will compromise the safety of your drive and vehicle.
Visit Us Today!
Due to its complex design, a vehicle utilizing all-wheel drive needs proper and constant upkeep to maintain its high level of performance. If your vehicle has AWD and starts to experience issues, make sure you take it to Capitol Transmission right away. Located in Hartford, CT, our facility comes equipped with the latest resources and ASE Certified technicians that understand the complexities of an AWD transmission system. Give us a call at (860) 953-9155 and see how our technicians can get the best out of your all-wheel drive vehicle! Want to stop by our facility and chat in person? No problem! We’re located on 29 Newfield Avenue! We’ll help you get the best out of your vehicle!