Smooth Shifting in Minneapolis MN Transmission Service

So you have some exciting plans for the MN weekend. You’re going to take some of your Minneapolis, MN friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you’ve gotten the boat all ready. And you haven’t forgotten about your tow vehicle. You’ve gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. But you want to make sure that your sedan maintenance is up to date.

Think about it – heavy traffic on the way out of Minneapolis. There’s hilly terrain as you get to the lake. Some dirt roads – and its going to be pretty hot in Minneapolis this weekend. And all the time you’ll be towing around several thousand extra pounds. That all adds up a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and transmission.

Let’s just consider the transmission. It’s going to be working overtime, spending more time in lower gears. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal. What’s a fun little blast to the local MN lake for you is really severe duty for your transmission.

It’s important to have enough transmission fluid. If it runs low, the transmission will run hotter and won’t have the protection it needs to cope with the added stress of towing. Transmission fluid breaks down and gets dirty over time. Whether you have an automatic or manual transmission, you need to have it serviced at Wagamon Brothers on schedule to make sure it runs efficiently.

An automatic transmission contains a maze of passages through which the fluid has to pass to keep it shifting smoothly. If you neglect transmission service, the passages can get clogged up and you start to have problems.

Neglect your transmission for too long, and it can fail. You really don’t want to pay for a major transmission repair.

This reminds us of how much of our driving around Minneapolis, MN is under severe conditions. Towing or hauling a big load is obvious, but there are lots of other things that constitute severe driving conditions. Things like short trips, driving in very hot or very cold weather. Dusty roads and city driving around Minneapolis, MN add to the strain. Basically, any driving that’s not at highway speeds or under ideal conditions.

While you have your vehicle in, ask for a trip inspection. Your Minneapolis, MN service technician at Wagamon Brothers will check your belts and hoses and let you know if your brakes are in good shape.

Now, don’t forget the sunscreen.

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Wagamon Brothers

3719 3rd Street NE

Columbia Heights, MN 55421

763-789-7227

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Gregory Rance
Date: Mar 19, 2010
  • Family Owned and Operated since 1957
  • 17 service bays
  • Our shop is equipped with the most modern and sophisticated computerized equipment available.