Transmission is one of the main components of any car. It serves to change the gears of the car, which ultimately allows the car to reach speed. For people who do not fully understand what a transmission is, there is a simple example – a bicycle. A car’s transmission is very similar to a bicycle design, and operates on the same principle.
The main issue on the agenda is whether it is worth changing the transmission oil. The answer is pretty obvious. The topic of the question concerns only cars with an automatic transmission, since the manual transmission does not have such a complex design, and there are no problems about changing the oil in the manual transmission. When asking any automatic transmission car owner, everyone immediately begins to say that the automaker puts lifetime oil in the transmission, and also that changing the oil can only worsen the condition of the automatic transmission.
However, two points follow from this. The first is that although the automaker assures about “lifetime” oil, as well as the fact that it does not need to be changed, the companies do not specify the concept of “lifetime”. This term can refer to 100,000, 150,000 or more kilometers. The second point states that when changing the oil in an automatic transmission, you can only make it worse. However, this is fundamentally wrong. The thing is that the transmission, like any other part in the car, requires maintenance. Transmission oil can also get hot and overheated, and old automatic transmission oil works much worse. When changing the oil, you can’t make it worse; worse can be done only when the oil does not change at all. Transmission oil is recommended to change every 30,000 kilometers, or every 2 years.
Do you change the oil in the automatic transmission?
Oil change is an essential part of every maintenance and every car owner must do it. But why is it so important? This is because oil is a lubricates moving parts in the engine, which in turn allows the engine to run longer and smoother.
Many car owners have probably wondered how often they need to change their engine oil. Someone says that the oil needs to be changed every 7000 kilometers, while someone claims that the oil needs to be changed even 15000 kilometers. However, all these judgments are incorrect, and the correct decision in this case is the figure 5000. That is how much a car can drive without changing the oil.
It is necessary to change the lubricant every 5000 kilometers, as the engine will last longer if changed at this interval. If the driver rarely changes the oil in the engine, then there is a possibility of an overhaul of the engine, which in turn will lead to additional costs.
Toyota is a Japanese car brand that has been producing cars for over 70 years. This car manufacturer is known for its reliability and affordability, and because of that is one of the most largest car company in the world.
How did it turned out that these cars are so reliable? The answer is very simple.
Although Toyota uses high-quality materials in their cars, the company achieves reliability because of one thing – simplicity. Toyotas are very simple mechanically; their cars just don’t have that much of electronics and other modern technologies. Therefore, there is nothing that can break or deteriorate over time. In addition to that, Toyota uses similar parts in their engines and transmissions, which makes these cars more reliable. If you compare Camry 1997 and Camry 2014 you will notice that they are pretty much the same inside.
Considering the fact that Toyota has produced millions of cars over the past 30 years, it can be said that these cars are very cheap to maintain. If your Toyota requires a repair, you can easily find cheap spare parts for it.
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Mercedes-Benz has recently upgraded its entry level sedan C-Class (W203). The new version now has facelift, as well as the new interior. In addition to that, the upgraded C-Class has better suspension, traction control system, and a better fuel efficiency.
The upgraded C-Class will be available on May 12, 2021. Mercedes-Benz will bring the following modifications specially for North America: C300 4Matic, C400 4Matic, C43 AMG, C63 AMG.
How do you like the new look of C-Class? Would you buy one?