Being a car owner may come with more maintenance responsibilities than you might have anticipated, but keeping up with Toyota service doesn't have to be overwhelming! One of the best ways to keep your vehicle running smoothly is by getting regular transmission service on your engine. We’ll walk you through a bit more of what that means and how you can get transmission services done right here at our St. Cloud Toyota.
Automatic vs. Manual Transmissions
The two most common transmission options are automatic and manual. These are the different drive modes your Toyota car can come equipped with. The transmissions are labeled by the speed and the number of gears, which is where you get engine options like “eight-speed automatic” or “six-gear manual” when shopping for cars.
The automatic transmission is the most common option in the United States and uses a single gearset and torque converter to shift gears automatically. Most new Toyota cars have this option as a default and can help you stay more focused as you drive since you don't have to shift the gears yourself. This can also lead to a very smooth and reliable ride any time you're on the road.
The driver is responsible for shifting gears in vehicles with a manual transmission. When you're behind the wheel and speeding up or slowing down, you must activate the clutch when you sense that the gears need to be changed. This can take a bit of practice, but it's a very reliable method and has been used on cars since they were first invented. The driver is fully in control and can anticipate the best gear ratios for their drive.
Engine and Transmission Services
One of the best ways to keep your transmission running smoothly is to keep up with regular oil changes. This ensures that the gears in your engine are properly lubricated and not grinding together while your car is in motion. It's also beneficial to get regular engine checks just to make sure that everything inside is in tip-top shape. If anything is worn down and needs to be upgraded or replaced, our dealership gives you the ability to shop Toyota parts right online.
Maintenance may seem like a big task, but we make it easy for you to schedule Toyota service. Simply pick your best day and time, let us know what service we can provide for you, bring it in on the specified day, let us take care of it!
If you have any further questions about transmission or engine services, don't hesitate to visit us at St. Cloud Toyota. We're committed to keeping your Toyota car in mint condition for years to come!